Today in History – 4 December

1534

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad

1791

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

1796

Bajirao became the second Peshwa.

1829

Britain abolished Sati Pratha in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)

1872

Ship the Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

1901

Walt Disney born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1924

Gateway of India was inaugurated by Lord Reading.

1982

Asian Games at Delhi concluded.

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