History December 29th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1782 - 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston

    1845 - Texas admitted as 28th state

    1848 - Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)

    1851 - 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston) YMCA

    1852 - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

    1862 - Bowling ball invented

    1908 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc

    1922 - Dutch Constitution proclaimed

    1937 - 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie

    1978 - Spain constitution goes into effect

    1980 - Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A

    1983 - US announced withdrawal from UNESCO

    1989 - Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia