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Month of December -This Day in History

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TR Robertson — Every day of every month has something significant that has occurred, but has time has passed we have forgotten most of the events, except for a few extremely unforgettable occurances. Check out the list and you will be amazed at what has happened all over the world throughout history.


1 – Sherlock Holmes appears for the first time in print in the story “A Study in Scarlet (1887); In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus (1955); Channel Tunnel opens in England (1990); U.S. holds first draft lottery since WW II (1969)

2 – The toilet paper roll was patented (1891); Barney B. Clark receives the world’s first artificial heart transplant (1982); Cuban Revolution begins (1956); LaGuardia Airport opens in New York (1939)

3 – World’s first heart transplant happens in South Africa (1967); 800 students arrested at a protest of the Vietnam War at UC Berkeley (1964)

4 – First Burger King opens in U.S. in Florida (1954); International Space Station assembly begins (1998)

5 – Prohibition is repealed by the 21st Amendment (1933); Five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers lost in the Bermuda Triangle (1945)

6 – Irish Free State is created (1922), Stabbing occurs at the Rolling Stones Altamont Concert (1969)

7 – Martin Van Buren becomes the 8th President of the U.S. and the first President to be born in the U.S. ( ; Thomas Edison exhibits the phonograph (1877); Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese (1941); Ford produces last Model A Ford (1931)

8 – Joh Lennon, former member of the Beatles, is assassinated in New York City by Mark David Chapman (1980); U.S. enters WW II (1941); North American Free Trade Agreemment signed (1993)

9 – Studebaker production ends (1963); Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation (1992), Hubble Telescope is successfully repaired (1993)

10 – Wyoming allows women to vote and hold office (1869); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Prize (1964); First U.S. commercial jet flight occurs (1958)

11 – UNICEF is established (1946); The Unabomber kills his first victim (1985); King Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson (1936)

12 – Marconi sends the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic (1901); Father Flanagan founds Boys Town (1917); First motel opens in San Luis Obispo, Calif. (1925)

13 – The clip-on tie is invented (1928); Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces (2003); James Dean makes his first film appearance in a Pepsi commercial (1950)

14 – NASCAR is founded (1947); Last man walks on the Moon (1972); Mariner 2 space craft arrives to Venus (1962)

15 – The Bill of Rights is enacted, amending the U.S. Constitution (1791); Sioux Chief Sitting Bull is killed by Indian police (1890); The movie “Gone With the Wind Premieres in Atlanta (1939); Band leader Glenn Miller dies in a plane crash over the English Channel (1944)

16 – Boston residents throw tea overboard from a British ship leading to the American Revolution ( ; The devestating WW II Battle of the Bulge begins (1944); Rasputin is murdered in Russia (1916); The death penalty is abolished in England (1969)

17 – The Wright Brothers make their first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (1903); “The Simpsons” T.V. show debuts (1987); Harrods Department Store is bombed in London (1983)

18 – Dr. Seuess book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, appears on CBS T.V. for the first time (1966)

19 – Charles Dickens publishes “A Christmas Carol” (1843); The “Titanic” movie opens in theaters (1997); General Motors and Chrysler is bailed out (2008)

20 – Transit Strike in New York City (2005); Berlin Wall opens for 1 day passes (1963); Zodiac Killer’s first killing is found (1968)

21 – The Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620); Disney’s “Snow White” premiers (1937); First Cross Word Puzzle is published in New York World (1913); General Charles de Gaulle is elected President of France (1958)

22 –The first Corvette rolls off the lines (1952); The Shoe Bomber is caught on an American Airlines flight (2001)

23 – U.S. physicists invent the transitor at Bell Labs (1947); British troops withdraw from the Suez Canal (1956); UN Security Council imposes sanctions against Iran (2006)

24 – “Silent Night” is composed by Franz Joseph Gruber (1818); The Ku Klux Klan is formed by a group of Confederate veterans (1865); The first car plate (A1) is issued in England (1903); Apollo 8 orbits the Moon (1968)

25 – Jesus Christ is born in Bethlehem (0 – date recognized); William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (1066); Queen Elizabeth gives her first Christmas address (1952)

26 – The coffee percolator is invented by James Mason (1865); a tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills over 216,000 in 13 countries (2004)

27 – Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City (1932); U.S. Naval Base begins to hold prisoners of war on terrorism at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (2001); Indonesia gains independence (1949)

28 – William F. Semple patents chewing gum (1869); U.S. Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag (1945)

29 – Germany begins dropping bombs on London (1940); a terrorist bomb explodes at La Guardia Airport (1975)

30 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems (1924); Saddam Hussein hung in Baghdad (2006)


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