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Here comes the Sugarplum Fairies and bring on the moonshine

On December 18 in:

 

1271, Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China;

 

1878, John Kehoe,the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania;

 

1892, Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia;

 

1912, the Piltdown Man, later revealed as a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson;

 

1917, the resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress; and in

 

1958, Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched. 

 

 

Dear Mr. President and goodbye Lamb Chop

On August 2 in:

 

1776, The Declaration of Independence is signed;

 

1870, Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England;

 

1934, Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg;

 

1939, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon; and in

 

1998, Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer dies at the age of 65. 

A perfect 10 and Mein Kampf is published

On July 18 in:

 

1817, Jane Austen dies at the age of 42;

 

1976, Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Games;

 

1870, The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility;

 

1925, Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf; and in

 

1969,  After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drives a car off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies. 

The Battle of Gettysburg, SOS and the Walkman

 

On July 1 in:

 

1963, ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail;

 

1908, SOS is adopted as the international distress signal;

 

1870, the United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence;

 

1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins; 

 

1931, United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport);

 

1921, the Communist Party of China is founded;

 

1523, Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes become the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels; and in

 

1979, Sony introduces the Walkman. 

 

Donald Duck debuts and Mount Everest eats two climbers

On June 9 in:

 

1891, American composer Cole Porter is born;

 

1934, Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen ;

 

1924: In a second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disapperar possibly having first made it to the top;

 

1973,  In horseracing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown;

 

1870, Charles Dickens, English author and critic dies. 

Jefferson Davis;YWCA and Laura Ingalls Wilder

On February 10 in

 

1870, The YWCA is founded in New York City.

 

1996, The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

 

1861, Jefferson Davis is notified ny telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.

 

1763, The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

 

1930, American author and illustrator, E.L. Konigsburg is born and in

 

1957, Beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder dies at the age of 90. 

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