Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On December 16

On this day in ...
... 1978 (30 years ago today), (December 15 U.S. time), the United States and the Peoples Republic of China issued a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the US. Diplomatic relations would established the following year.
... 1969, by a vote of 343 to 185, members of the British House of Commons voted to abolish the death penalty for murder. The House of Lords would follow suit 2 days later.

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