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This Day in History: Dec. 16

1773: To protest a British tax on tea, patriots dressed as Indians board a British vessel and throw 350 chests of tea overboard, in what becomes known as the Boston Tea Party.
1864: During the Civil War, Union troops defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Nashville, TN.
1944: At the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, the Germans launch an offensive in France's Ardennes Forest.
1991: The United Nations votes to revoke Resolution 3379, which equated Zionism with racism.
2005: The New York Times reports that U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002 secretly authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to eavesdrop on people in the U.S. who were suspected of terrorist activities without first obtaining court-approved warrants.


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