December 16, 2011 in History


A report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees

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1983 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
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1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium
1915 Albert Einstein publishes the General Theory of Relativity
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