December 5, 2014 in History


Zhou Yongkang, China's former security chief, has been arrested on corruption charges and ousted from the Communist Party; Zhou is the highest-ranking official to be arrested in Chinese leader Xi Jinxing's campaign to reduce government corruption

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1946 President Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Executive Order 9808
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