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December 16th, 1998EventIraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert FoxThe United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
December 16th, 1991EventUnited Nations General Assembly: UN General Assembly Resolution 4686 revokes UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 after Israel makes revocation of resolution 3379 a condition of its participation in the Madrid Peace Conference of 1991.
December 16th, 1991EventIndependence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
December 16th, 1989EventProtest breaks out in Timisoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, Laszlo Tokes.
December 16th, 1989EventWalter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.
December 16th, 1986EventRevolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev s tenure
December 16th, 1985EventMafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.
December 16th, 1982EventThe Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.
December 16th, 1979EventLibya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
December 16th, 1978EventCleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.

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