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Post by cymbalta on Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:36 pm

just another little thing i do on another site.

Sunday December 19, 2010

This is the 353rd day of the year, with 12 days remaining in 2010.

Fact of the Day: Chipmunks
In 1958, David Seville recorded his hit record, the Chipmunks' "Christmas Song". Simon and Alvin were name for executives at Liberty Records, Simon Waronker
and Al Bennett. Theodore was named for Ted Keep, the recording engineer.

Holidays
Feast day of St. Timothy, St. Gregory of Auxerre, St. Anastasius I of Antioch, and St. Nemesius of Alexandria.

Events
1154 -
Henry II
was crowned king of
England.
1562 -
The French
Wars of Religion
between the
Huguenots
and the Catholics began with the
Battle of Dreux.
1732 -
Benjamin Franklin
began publishing "
Poor Richard's Almanac."
1777 -
General
George Washington
led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania,
to camp for the winter. Nearly 3000 died during the very severe winter.
1842 -
Hawaii'
s independence was recognized by the
United States.
1843 - "
A Christmas Carol"
by
Charles Dickens
was published.
1871 -
Corrugated paper was patented by Albert L. Jones of
New York.
1903 -
The
Williamsburg Bridge
opened, spanning the
East River
between
New York City
and
Brooklyn.
1950 -
General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
was named Supreme Commander of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(
NATO)
military forces.
1972 -
Apollo 17,
the sixth and last of the Apollo landing missions, safely returned to
Earth.
1984 -
Britain
and
China
signed an accord to return
Hong Kong
to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
1997 -
The epic movie "
Titanic,"
the highest grossing film ever made, opened in American movie theaters.
1998 -
U.S. President
Bill Clinton
was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice, becoming only the second chief executive to be ordered to stand
trial in the
Senate.
Andrew Johnson,
like Clinton, was impeached and acquitted.
2000 -
The
U.N.
Security Council voted to impose broad sanctions on
Afghanistan'
s
Taliban
rulers unless they closed terrorist training camps and surrendered U.S. embassy bombing suspect
Osama bin Laden.

Births
1683 -
Philip V,
the first Bourbon King of
Spain.
1906 -
Leonid Brezhnev,
a leader of the Russian Communist Party.
1915 -
Edith Piaf
(Gassion), French cabaret singer, actress.
1944 -
Peter Tosh
(born Winston Hubert McIntosh), pioneer reggae musician.

Deaths
1848 -
Emily Brontë,
English poet and novelist who wrote "
Wuthering Heights."
2000 -
John Lindsay,
American politician and former
New York City
mayor.


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