History December 20th

Discussion in 'History' started by pineappleupsidedown, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. pineappleupsidedown

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    1790 - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)

    1803 - Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M

    1879 - Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park

    1880 - NY's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"

    1892 - Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne

    1892 - Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY

    1924 - Adolf Hitler freed from jail early

    1966 - Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels

    1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site