History December 18th

Discussion in 'History' started by seekerof, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. seekerof

    seekerof New Member

    On this day,

    1777 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender
    1787 New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution
    1796 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
    1799 George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
    1813 British take Fort Niagara in the War of 1812
    1865 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished
    1898 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
    1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
    1920 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
    1936 Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in San Francisco
    1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
    1965 Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
    1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chicago
    1972 US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
    1991 General Motors announces the closing of 21 plants


    1825 Charles Griffin Major General (Union volunteers),
    1886 Ty Cobb Colorado, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Detroit Tigers)
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