4 December 2021: This day in history

1534: Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad

1563: Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.

1619: 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1791: Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published

1829: Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)

1918: US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France


Source: Onthisday.com

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