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A nuisance at the airport begins and the 4 most famous musical notes


On December 22 in:


1807, The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress,at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson;


1808, Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy;


1937, the Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York;


1956, Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio;


1965, In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time.  Previously, there had been no speed limit; and in


2001, Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63. 



We're off to see the wizard!

On August 15, in:

1918, the animated short The Sinking of the Lusitania debuts. At 12 minutes, it's the longest piece of animation yet attempted, and notable for its somber subject matter

1939, The Wizard of Oz premieres in Hollywood;

1965, The Beatles play to 55,000 fans at Shea Stadium; and

1993, Nolan Ryan achieves his 324th and final victory, leading the Texas Rangers to a win against the Cleveland Indians. Ryan played in a MLB-record 27 seasons.

The Sultan of Swat makes history and technology comes from an unlikely source

On August 11 in:


1921, American historian and author Alex Haley is born;


1929, Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Ohio;


1937, Edith Wharton dies at the age of 75;


1942, Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless phones and Wi-Fi;


1965, Race riots begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, Califorinia; and in 


1968, The last steam-hauled train runs on British Rail. 


So long to the VW bug . . . and to Jimmy Hoffa!


On July 30 in:


2003,In Mexico, the last  'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolls off the assembly line; 


1962, The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened;


1619, In Jamestown, Vjirginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convines for the first time;


1965, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act o f 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid;


1975, Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982 and in ;


1918, American poet, Joyce Kiimer dies at the age of 32. 

The Royal Wedding.

On July 29, in:

1991, The Mets played their first Sunday night game at Shea Stadium;

1981, Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana;

1974, The Episcopal Church ordains female priests; and

1965, The Beatles movie, Help, premieres. 


Bob Dylan, Louise Brown and WikiLeaks

On July 25 in:


1920, the first transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place;


1946, At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team;


2010, WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaksi n the United States military history;


1261, the city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire;


1961, John F. Kennedy emphasizes in a speech that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO;


1978, Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby," is born;


1994, World War Ii:  Operation Spring -- one of the bloodliest days for the First Canadian Army during the war:  1500 casualties, including 500 killed; and in 


1965, Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music. 



The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:


1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;


1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;


1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 


1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in


1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

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