On this day: December 4

POSTED: 04:14 PM PST Dec 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 03, 2013 

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, the "Million Dollar Quartet" jams at Sun Studios, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Thomas Hobbes
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1679: English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, one of the founders of modern political philosophy, dies of a paralytic stroke at age 91 in Derbyshire, England. His 1651 book "Leviathan" established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.


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