History December 22nd

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

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1870 - Jules Janssen, flys in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse

    1882 - 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

    1943 - Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core

    1959 - NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask

    1961 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

    1965 - Great-Britain sets maximum speed at 70 MPH

    1971 - USSR performs underground nuclear test

    1984 - Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks

    1994 - "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 perfs