History December 23rd

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

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1776 - Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"

    1867 - 1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner)

    1919 - 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched

    1919 - Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace

    1951 - Last Belgian communities get electricity

    1963 - Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"

    1968 - 1st US case of space motion sickness

    1968 - Borman, Lovell and Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon

    1970 - USSR performs nuclear test

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

    1997 - US Agriculture Dept estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18