Dec 8, 1991 

Creation of Commonwealth of Independent States: The international organisation was formed by Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation as a political forum for members of the former Soviet Union.

Dec 9, 1960 

First episode of Coronation Street airs: The longest running TV soap opera, this British production follows the life of people living on Coronation Street, a fictional street in a fictional suburb of Manchester.

Dec 10, 1901

First Nobel prize awarded: Five years after the death of Swedish chemist and inventor, Alfred Nobel's, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

Dec 11, 1936

King Edward VIII abdicates from the British throne: King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson.

Dec 13, 1972 

Last human landing on the Moon: Apollo 17 was the last mission of the United States' Apollo lunar landing program. It was also the sixth and the last time humans landed on the Moon.

Dec 14, 1911

Roald Amundsen reaches South Pole: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole, becoming the first men in recorded history to set foot on the most southern point on Earth.