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Monday, December 07, 2009

History Day.....

Dec. 7th. The anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 1941, it was a quiet Sunday morning-until Hell happened. In terrifying moments, thousands were killed, the U.S. Pacific fleet was crippled and the United States was thrown into the war in the Pacific.

The rusting remains of the Arizona, where 1100 men are intombed forever, are still visible in the waters of the harbor.

1787, Delaware, the First State, was the first to ratify the US Constitution and the first state to be admitted into the Union.

1842, the New York Philharmonic gave its first public concert

1926, the household refrigerator, operating on gas, was patented. Guess who held the patent? Electrolux. Yep. A vacuum cleaner company. Who knew?

1957, singer Pat Boone was at the top of the charts with APRIL LOVE

1995, the US spacecraft Galileo, arrived at Jupiter and fired its main engine for 49 minutes to attain a successful orbit. Then Galileo sent a probe into the largest planet, giving us information on it for the first time.

That's what I found...come on people, tell me what you've got!


  • At 10:46 AM, Blogger EllenToo said…

    1917 ~ US declares war on Austria during WWI
    1939 ~ Lou Gehrig elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1945 ~ Microwave Oven patented
    1948 ~ Yukon weather record set-minus 87┬░Fahrenheit
    1987 ~ Mikhail Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time to meet with Pres Reagan

  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    The attack on Pearl Harbor just goes to show how a normal day can be turned upside down in a matter of minutes. So when someone tells me they are having a boring day, I can't help but think, is that really such a bad thing?

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ellen, those are great ones.... Gotta love the Microwave!

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…


    There's a LOT to be said for boring!!


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