The events happened on 4th December are :
1533 : Ivan the Terrible proclaimed grand prince of Moscow. On this day in 1533, the three-year-old who became Ivan the Terrible was proclaimed grand prince of Moscow upon the death of his father, Grand Prince Vasily III, with his mother ruling in Ivan's name until her death in 1538.
1996 : The unmanned space vehicle Mars Pathfinder was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in order to explore the surface of Mars.
1918 : U.S. President Woodrow Wilson departed for France to attend the Paris Peace Conference, where, following the cessation of hostilities in World War I, the League of Nations was established and the Treaty of Versailles was drafted.
1892 : General Francisco Franco, who led the Nationalist forces that overthrew the democratic Second Republic in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and subsequently was dictator of Spain until his death, was born.
1679 : English philosopher and political theorist Thomas Hobbes died at age 91.
1154 : Adrian IV was elected pope, becoming the only Englishman to occupy the papal throne.
1093 : St. Anselm of Canterbury was consecrated as archbishop.
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