To­day in His­tory

Gulf News - - The Views -

De­cem­ber 9

1913 - Gas­ton Doumer­gue be­comes Prime Min­is­ter of France.

1971 - UAE joins the United Na­tions.

1974 - Nel­son Rock­e­feller be­comes Vice-Pres­i­dent of the United States. 1990 - Poles elect Sol­i­dar­ity labour union founder Lech Walesa as Pres­i­dent. 1994 - At least 310 peo­ple mostly chil­dren die in blaze while watch­ing a cul­tural show in a cin­ema in China.

2003 - Hor­ror strikes the heart of the Rus­sian cap­i­tal as a sui­cide bomb­ing kills at least five peo­ple.

2013 - At least seven peo­ple are killed when a com­muter train col­lides with a truck haul­ing fuel in Jakarta, In­done­sia.

2016 - South Korean law­mak­ers im­peach Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye over a cor­rup­tion scan­dal.

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