On this day: December 4

Published On: Dec 03 2012 06:14:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Thomas Hobbes
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1679: English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, one of the founders of modern political philosophy, dies of a paralytic stroke at age 91 in Derbyshire, England. His 1651 book "Leviathan" established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.

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