Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

Wow!! A local milestone 

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Wish Sierra Umland a happy 14th on December 10th

 

 

On this date in years gone by

1154 - Pope Hadrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

1619 - 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas. Don't believe everything I've copied from the internet.

1680 - Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th Now this one I really believe.

1783 - Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC

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

1844 - James K Polk elected 11th president of USA

1851 - President Louis Napolean Bonaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France

1867 - Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).

1915 - Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County Ga

1918 - Pres Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office

1930 - Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control And it really works well, doesn't it?

1933 - FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration This worked just about as well as the rhythm method.

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

1954 - The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA

1970 - Unemployment in US increases to 5.8% I was employed in Southeast Asia and Korea.

1981 - Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence And you thought it just happened under Clinton, Bush II and Obama.

1983 - US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon

1984 - Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.

1988 - Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash

1990 - Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC Wouldn't you like to see that price again?

1991 - Judds final concert (Nashville) I really miss them.

1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations I really don't miss them.

2012 - Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people And people say weather isn't getting worse.

"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter." - Dave Barry

Winter is nature's way of saying 'Up yours' - Robert Byrne