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On this day: December 4

POSTED: 07:14 PM EST Dec 03, 2012    UPDATED: 02:00 AM EST Dec 04, 2014 

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 - Jena Six
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2006: Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana. The case would spark protests by those viewing the arrests and subsequent charges, initially attempted second-degree murder, as excessive and racially discriminatory. Supporters circulated online petitions, raised money for legal defense, and held a demonstration in Jena on Sept. 20, 2007 (pictured). All six defendants would eventually be convicted of simple battery.

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