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Day in History, Daily Briefing, Thurs., Dec. 8, 2011

See what's happening today locally and what happened today in history.

It's Thursday, December 8, the 342nd day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines

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Today's Weather

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind between 9 and 16 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1660: A woman, either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall, appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello.

1941: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy," after which the U.S. and the Republic of China declare war against Japan.

1980: John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.

1991: The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.

1993: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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