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December 4th presents a delightful variety of holidays and celebrations that cater to different tastes, interests, and awareness causes around the world.

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Interesting Facts of December 4th

  1. 1. December 4th, 1952, saw the start of the Great Smog of London, a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital for several days and led to thousands of premature deaths. It was a key event that raised public awareness of the dangers of air pollution and led to changes in practices and regulations regarding environmental quality.
  2. 2. The famed Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio, better known as Raphael, was commissioned on December 4th, 1508, to paint what would become one of his masterpieces, The School of Athens, located in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.
  3. 3. The musical legend Jay-Z was born on December 4th, 1969. He would grow up to become one of the most influential hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America.