Today In History
Today In History
December, 8th 2016
1831: James Hoban White House designer dies
1845: German amateur astronomer M Hencke discovers 5th asteroid Astra
1863: Fire in Santiago Chile kills 2 000
1869: 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council Vatican I opens in Rome
1886: American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions
1893: Enlightment of Buddha
1913: Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF
1931: Coaxial cable patented
1940: 1st NFL championship on natl radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
1941: SF 1st blackout at 6:15PM. Also US declares war on Japan
1952: 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
1966: A terrible Yankee trade Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
1974: Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
1980: John Lennon assassinated in NY by David Mark Chapman
1982: Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
1983: 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 returns to Earth
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