History December 4th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0771 - Karel, the Great, becomes king of all France

    1259 - Treaty of Paris: English king Henry III and French king Louis IX

    1691 - Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania

    1791 - Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published

    1812 - Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower

    1816 - James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

    1843 - Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented, Mass

    1844 - James K Polk elected 11th president of US

    1952 - Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word

    1965 - Gemini 7 (Borman and Lovell) launched

    1973 - Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter

    1978 - Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus

    1982 - China adopts its constitution

    1986 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-7

    1996 - NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1892 Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator) born

    1949 Jeff Bridges (actor) born

    1964 Marisa Tomei (actress) born
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1875 - William Marcy Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled from the U.S.

    1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. Woodrow became the first chief executive to travel outside the U.S. while in office.

    1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration. The program had been created in order to provide jobs during the Great Depression.

    1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time during World War II.

    1943 - Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

    1945 - The U.S. Senate approved American participation in the United Nations.

    1983 - U.S. jet fighters struck Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon in retaliation for attacks directed at American reconnaissance planes. Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman Jr. was shot down and captured by Syria.

    1984 - A five-day hijack drama began as four men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran. Two American passengers were killed by the hijackers.

    1986 - Both U.S. houses of Congress moved to establish special committees to conduct their own investigations of the Iran-Contra affair.

    1987 - Cuban inmates at a federal prison in Atlanta freed their 89 hostages, peacefully ending an 11-day uprising.

    1988 - The government of Argentina announced that hundreds of heavily armed soldiers had ended a four-day military revolt.

    1990 - Iraq promised to release 3,300 Soviet citizens it was holding.

    1991 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was released after nearly seven years in captivity in Lebanon.

    1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations.

    1992 - U.S. President Bush ordered American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.

    1993 - The Angolan government and its UNITA guerrilla foes formally adopted terms for a truce. The conflict was killing an estimated 1,000 people per day.

    1994 - Bosnian Serbs released 53 out of about 400 UN peacekeepers they were holding as insurance against further NATO airstrikes.

    2000 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man's glasses.

    2001 - O.J. Simpson's home in Florida was raided by the FBI in an ongoing two year international investigation into drug trafficking, satellite service pilfering and money laundering. Some satellite equipment was taken from Simpson's home and no drugs were found.
  4. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Heres a time capsule for December 4th 1960

    1960 Prices:

    Bread: $0.20/loaf
    Milk: $1.04/gal
    Eggs: $0.90/doz
    Car: $2,275
    Gas: $0.31/gal
    House: $18,500
    Stamp: $0.04/ea
    Avg Income: $6,227/yr
    Min Wage: $1.00/hr
    DOW Avg: 616

    Hot New Toys in 1960
    Give-A-Show Projector, Atomic Cape Canaveral Playset, Aggravation,
    Etch-A-Sketch, Hi-Ho! Cherry-O, Mr. Machine
  5. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Time Capsule December 4th 1970

    1970 Prices
    Bread: $0.24/loaf
    Milk: $1.32/gal
    Eggs: $1.16/doz
    Car: $3,542
    Gas: $0.36/gal
    House: $26,600
    Stamp: $0.06/ea
    Avg Income: $11,106/yr
    Min Wage: $1.60/hr
    DOW Avg: 839

    Hot New Toys in 1970
    Alien Zeroid, Mandy ("My Friends Doll"), Dawn Doll,
  6. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Time Capsule December 4th 1980

    1980 Prices
    Bread: $0.51/loaf
    Milk: $1.60/gal
    Eggs: $1.33/doz
    Car: $7,574
    Gas: $1.22/gal
    House: $76,400
    Stamp: $0.15/ea
    Avg Income: $23,974/yr
    Min Wage: $3.10/hr
    DOW Avg: 964

    Hot New Toys in 1980
    Magna doodle
    **I think there are some missing toys back then...Star Wars toys were hot as I remember it
  7. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Time capsule for December 4th 1990

    1990 Prices
    Bread: $0.69/loaf
    Milk: $2.15/gal
    Eggs: $1.30/doz
    Car: $15,472
    Gas: $1.22/gal
    House: $149,800
    Stamp: $0.25/ea
    Avg Income: $42,652/yr
    Min Wage: $3.80/hr
    DOW Avg: 2,634

    Hot New Toys in 1990
    Sega Game Gear Dino Riders Ice Age series
  8. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Time Capsule December 4th 2000

    2000 Prices
    Bread: $0.93/loaf
    Milk: $2.78/gal
    Eggs: $1.25/doz
    Car: $20,664
    Gas: $1.57/gal
    House: $206,400
    Avg Income: $65,500/yr
    Min Wage: $5.50/hr

    Hot New Toys in 2000
    Toots the Train, Cybiko, Pokemon Gold and Silver,
    Harry Potter Trivia game, Celebration Barbie (Special 2000 edition), Tucker The Truckbot,
    Lego Championship Challenge, Let's Pretend Elmo, Amazing Babies,