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On this day: December 4

Published: Dec 03 2012 07:14:12 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, the "Million Dollar Quartet" jams at Sun Studios, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

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1642: French clergyman and politician Cardinal Richelieu dies at age 57 in Paris, France. He had dominated the history of France since 1624 as Louis XIII’s chief minister and is considered to be one of the greatest politicians in French history.

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