History December 21st

Discussion in 'History' started by pineappleupsidedown, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1582 - Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583

    1891 - 18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)

    1909 - 1st junior high school established (Berkeley Calif)

    1913 - 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World

    1933 - Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania

    1937 - 1st feature-length color and sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)

    1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1978 - "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC

    1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

    1989 - VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon

    1991 - US actress Jane Fonda marries CNN-director Ted Turner