Dec. 8, Ethiopians defeat Italian Forces

1932 – Ethiopia’s Emperor Menelik II defeats the Italian forces.

1936 – Anastasio Somoza, the father, rules Nicaragua.

1941 – United States joins World War II to the side of the Allies.

1949 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is founded.

1826 – Friedrich Siemens, a German industrialist was born.

2007 – Iraqi Director Adnan Ibrahim passes away.

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