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 - Terry Anderson
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1991: Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon. He's seen here at the microphones during a welcome home rally in his birthplace of Lorain, Ohio, in June 1992.

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