Today in history – December 4, 2019

1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the liquidation of the Works Progress Administration, created during the Great Depression to provide work for the unemployed.

1945 – The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.

1947 – Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway.

1978 – Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco’s first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been assassinated.

1992 – President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. troops into Somalia.