History December 17th

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  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1790 - Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City

    1798 - 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins

    1895 - Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC

    1895 - George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)

    1900 - 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy

    1946 - US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM

    1965 - David Levy begins his search for comets

    1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

    1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

    1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1986 - Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung and liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

    1988 - USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned

    1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR