Historical Events in December, Month of December Events

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December 12, 2001 Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
December 17, 1777 American Revolution: France formally recognizes the United States.
December 15, 1899 British Army forces are defeated at the Battle of Colenso in Natal, South Africa, the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War.
December 14, 1960 Convention against Discrimination in Education of UNESCO is adopted.
December 22, 1978 The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.
December 26, 1861 American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and the United Kingdom.
December 23, 558 Chlothar I is crowned King of the Franks.
December 4, 1783 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.
December 21, 1968 Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
December 21, 1995 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
December 10, 1989 Mongolian Revolution: At the country's first open pro-democracy public demonstration, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic Union.
December 13, 1972 Apollo program: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.
December 23, 1598 Arauco War: Governor of Chile Martín García Óñez de Loyola is killed in the Battle of Curalaba by Mapuches led by Pelantaru.
December 28, 1895 The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.
December 24, 1294 Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.

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