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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in:

 

1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle of Saratoga; 

 

1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born; 

 

1892, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia ;

 

1943, Keith Richards, English singer songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor (The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac and The New Barbarians, is born;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here comes the Sugarplum Fairies and bring on the moonshine

On December 18 in:

 

1271, Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China;

 

1878, John Kehoe,the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania;

 

1892, Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia;

 

1912, the Piltdown Man, later revealed as a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson;

 

1917, the resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress; and in

 

1958, Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched. 

 

 

No small pox please!

On September 28 in :

 

1885, Riots break out in Montreal to protest against  compulsory smallpox vaccination;

 

1891, Herman Melville, American author and poet dies at the age of 72;

 

1892, The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal; and in

 

1901, Ed Sullivan, American television host,  is born. 

 

 

Betty Boop Debuts!

On August 9, in:

1892, Thomas Edison receives a patent for a 2 way telegraph;

1930, Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes;

1936, Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics; and in

1974, after the resignation of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford becomes the first US President to hold the office without having been elected in any national election.

The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:

 

1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;

 

1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;

 

1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 

 

1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in

 

1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic


On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

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Ful•min•ate

(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

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