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The Eggnog Riot and Christmas Island

 

 

On December 25th in:

 

333, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar;

 

336, first documented sign of Christmas celebration in Ancient Rome;

 

1492, Caravel Santa Maria captained by Christopher Columbus runs onto reefs off Haiti due to a proper watch not being kept.  Local natives help to save food, armory and ammunition but not the ship;

 

1643, Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary;

 

1826, The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening; and in

 

1947, The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect. 

Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

 

On November 25 in:

1120, the White Ship sinks in the English Channel,drowning Willliam Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England;

1864:  A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuc cessful attempt to burn down New York City;

1915, Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general ralativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences;

1947, The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios;

1952, Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassador's Theatre in London.  It will become the longest continuously-running play in history; and in

1984, Thirty-six top British musicians (including Bono, Sting and Boy George) gather in a Notting Hill studio to record Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. 

 

the Santa Fe Trail and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

 

On November 16 in:

 

1793, French Revolution:  Ninety anti-republican Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes;

 

1822, American Old West:  Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail;

 

1914, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens;

 

1938, LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofman at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland;

 

1940, New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison;

 

1973, U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. 

1st radio broadcast of the World Series and Versaille March

On October 5 in:

 

1789, Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris;

 

1864, 60,000 die when Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone;

 

1921, the World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time;

 

1944, Suffrage is extended to women in France;

 

1947, the first televised Whtie House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman';

 

1962, Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series, is released;

 

1970, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded; and in

 

2001, Barry Bonds surpasses Mark McGwire's single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs. 

1st radio broadcast of the World Series and Versaille March

On October 5 in:

 

1789, Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris;

 

1864, 60,000 die when Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone;

 

1921, the World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time;

 

1944, Suffrage is extended to women in France;

 

1947, the first televised Whtie House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman';

 

1962, Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series, is released;

 

1970, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded; and in

 

2001, Barry Bonds surpasses Mark McGwire's single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs. 

Sandra Day O'Connor, Roswell and sliced bread

 

 

 

On July 7 in:

 

1947, the Roswell incident, the (supposed) crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell in New Mexico;

 

1985, Boris Becker become the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17;

 

1863, United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300;

 

1981, the U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court;

 

1456, A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death; and in

 

1928, sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

 

 

The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:

 

1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;

 

1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;

 

1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;

 

1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;

 

1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;

 

1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;

 

1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in

 

1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World

 

St. John's Dance, million dollar baby and birth of the sax!

On June 24 in;

 

1916, Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract;

 

1374, A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany , to experience halluacinations and begin  to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion;

 

1947, Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainer, Washington;

 

1497, John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings and in;

 

1846, The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France. 

Flying Kidneys.

 

On June 17 in:

-1901, the College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

-1947, PanAm is chartered as first worldwide passenger airline;

-1960, Ted Williams hits his 500th home run; and in 

-1950, the first kidney transplant takes place. 

A beheading, a"New Look" and the Gateway Arch

On February 12 in

 

1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) is founded.

 

1554, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason a year after claiming the throne of England for nine days.

 

1963, Construction begins on the the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

 

1947, Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain it's position as the capital of the fashion world.and in

 

1809, Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, and 16th President of the United States is born in Kentucky. 

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