Today in History for 4th December 2018

Historical Events

1534 – Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad
1932 – Kurt von Schleicher succeeds Franz von Papen as Reich Chancellor of Germany
1951 – Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
1975 – 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1994 – Marta Figueras-Dottie and Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1999 – 8th SEC Championship Game: #7 Alabama beats #5 Florida, 34-7

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Famous Birthdays

1818 – William Wing “Old Blizzards” Loring, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1886)
1892 – Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)
1938 – Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1962 – Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1967 – Martha O’Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
1972 – Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)

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Famous Deaths

1334 – Pope John XXII (1316-1334) (b. 1249)
1649 – Outgert Arisz Akersloot, Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73
1696 – Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
1884 – Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
1994 – Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
2016 – Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good and Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67

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Today in History for 3rd December 2018

Historical Events

1868 – 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial
1967 – Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan
1995 – Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 for an unassailable 3-1 American lead (ends 3-2)
1999 – Worcester cold storage and warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts claims lives of 6 firefighters
2011 – 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
2011 – 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10

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Famous Birthdays

1829 – Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
1937 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
1938 – Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
1941 – Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
1965 – Steve Harris, American actor
1977 – Chad Durbin, American baseball player

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Famous Deaths

450 – Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
1676 – Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
1975 – Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
1998 – Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
2004 – Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
2010 – Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)

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Today in History for 2nd December 2018

Historical Events

1907 – Association of Football Players’ and Trainers’ Union (English Professional Football Players’ Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England
1971 – Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is appointed President of the United Arab Emirates
1972 – USC tailback Anthony Davis becomes first to score 6 touchdowns against Notre Dame; in a 45-23 victory over the Fighting Irish Davis at the LA Coliseum he scores on runs of 1, 4, 5 and 8 yards and 2 kickoff returns
1987 – Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
1994 – Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
2015 – Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17

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Famous Birthdays

1847 – Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport’s professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
1908 – Robert F. Simon, American actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance, Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1992)
1949 – Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
1968 – Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1972 – Chris Burns, Canadian CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Renegades), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
1976 – Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1348 – Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
1919 – Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke and steel operation, dies at 69
1985 – Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
1995 – Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
2006 – Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
2009 – Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)

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Today in History for 1st December 2018

Historical Events

1941 – US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
1945 – CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win their 6th title with a 35-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1948 – Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
1953 – WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
1981 – Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
2012 – 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
1917 – Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
1919 – Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
1929 – Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
1940 – Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
1966 – Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)

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Famous Deaths

1530 – Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
1700 – Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53
1928 – José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
1941 – Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
1986 – [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and RandB singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
2004 – Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)

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How to Make a Peppermint Mocha

A favorite hot holiday drink from Starbucks, you can make this sweet beverage with a minty kick anytime with a few simple ingredients. This recipe serves one.

EditIngredients
3 tablespoons powdered baking cocoa – examples tried included Ghirardelli sweet ground chocolate and cocoa powder

3 tablespoons warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup (do not use extract- you can buy a very large bottle of syrup at Starbucks for $7) or crème de menthe

4 ounces espresso

12 ounces steamed milk

Whipped cream

Red sugar crystals

EditSteps
Mix the water and the cocoa powder together to make a syrup-like mixture. Pour this into your mug.

Pour in the espresso shots. If you do not know how to make espresso, you can read on the wikiHow article, How to Make an Espresso (Espresso Coffee).

Carefully drop in the peppermint syrup. You don’t want the taste to override the drink.

Get your milk steamed. Add the milk to your drink.

Top your drink with the whipped cream and sprinkle some sugar crystals around it.

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EditTips
Treat yourself by inserting a candy cane to make the drink more unique.

Try this recipe as a cold drink by substituting steamed milk for cold milk, and drop a few ice cubes in there.

If desired, add finely-chopped peppermint candies and sprinkle on top of the mocha. You can also infuse the cream with peppermint candies and/or syrup.

Be sure that the espresso times between 18 and 23 seconds and the temperature of the milk should be under 150, 155 at the hottest. Anything over that will scorch a person’s mouth. Any temperature under 140 is in the danger zone for milk causing illnesses.

EditThings You’ll Need
Espresso machine

Steamer

Mug

EditRelated wikiHows
Make a Vanilla Frappuccino

Make a Cappuccino with a French Press

Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate

EditSources and Citations
Source of Information

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