New Year's Eve, Times Square ball drop, and Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease on a brewery in Dublin...On This Day!
The Gadsden Purchase, Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games, and Rudyard Kipling, Russ Tamblyn, James Burrows, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones, Lloyd Kaufman, Patti Smith and Tracey Ullman - all born On This Day.
The 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing, and Mary Tyler Moore...On This Day
Construction begins on Yonge Street in Toronto, Kim Il-Sung named President of North Korea, and Stan Lee...On This Day!
FDR's OPA initiates the first rationing program during World War II...On This Day
Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day, Wren Day, Kwanzaa, Junkanoo, and the Indian Ocean Tsunami...On This Day.
Washington crosses the Delaware, Jesus, Isaac Newton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Buffet, Annie Lennox, Sissy Spacek, Justin Trudeau, and James Brown wishing you a Soulful Christmas...On This Day!
Admiral James Stockdale: Aviator, POW, Medal of Honor recipient, Vice Presidential Candidate
General McAuliffe tells the German commander "Nuts!" at Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge...On This Day!
Pan Am Flight 103 - the Lockerbie Disaster...On This Day.
Queen Elizabeth II urges Prince Charles and Princess Diana to seek an early divorce...On This Day
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The 18th Amendment & Prohibition, Steven Spielberg & Ray Liotta (who doesn't love Ray Liotta!)...On This Day!
The Wright Brothers and the first powered/controlled flight...On This Day!
The Boston Tea Party, and Ludwig van Beethoven...On This Day!
International Tea Day, Zamenhof Day/Esperanto Literature Day, and Tim Conway!...On This Day!
Monkey Day, and Roald Amundsen & his expedition of Norwegian polar explorers become the first people to reach the South Pole...On This Day!
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic wireless transmission...On This Day!
International Mountain Day, and Big Mama Thornton...On This Day!
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper - the Mother of Computing