On This Day in History Dec. 4, 2020

1942 – In Warsaw, Poland, two Christian women form the Council for the Assistance of the Jews. They put their own lives at risk to assist Jews under threat of extermination by the Nazi occupiers.

1952 – A toxic fog envelops London, England, persists for five days and leads to the deaths of at least 4,000 people.

1991 – U.S. journalist Terry Anderson is released by Islamic militants in Lebanon after 2,454 days in captivity.

1991 – Pan American World Airways (Pan AM) takes its last commercial flight, flying from Bridgetown, Barbados to Miami.