This Month in History:
1 Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in "A Study in
1 In Montgomery, Rosa Parks is
arrested for refusing to give up her her seat in the front section of a
2 Barney B. Clark receives the
world's first artificial heart transplant. (1982)
5 The 21st Amendment repeals
Prohibition. I'll drink to that! (1933)
7 Martin Van Buren becomes the
eighth President of the United States, and the first president to be born
in this country.
7 Thomas Edison exhibited the
phonograph in 1877
7 Pearl Harbor was bombed in a
surprise Japanese attack. It marked the U.S. entry into WWII.(1941)
8 John Lennon, singer,
guitarist, songwriter, and poet for the Beatles, was assassinated in New
York City by Mark David Chapman in 1980.
10 Wyoming, a territory of the
U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office (1869).
10 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. (1964)
13 The Clip-on tie is created.
15 The Bill of Rights are
enacted, amending the U.S. Constitution (1791)
15 Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
was killed by Indian police.(1890)
15 Gone With the Wind
premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia. (1939)
15 Infamous band leader Glenn
Miller died in a plane crash over the English Channel.(1944)
16 Boston residents protesting
British taxation threw tea overboard on a British ship . The Boston Tea
Party was the beginning of the American fight for independence.
16 The famous World War II
"Battle of the Bulge" began. (1944)
17 The Wright Brothers made
their first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (1903)
19 Charles Dickens published
"A Christmas Carol". (1843)
21 The Pilgrims landed at
Plymouth, Massachusetts. (1620)
19 Charles Dickens publishes
A Christmas Carol. (1843)
21 "Snow White" premiered at
23 The transistor was invented
by U.S. physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brittain, and William Shockley.
24 Franz Joseph Gruber
composed "Silent Night". (1818)
25 Jesus Christ is born in a
little town in Bethlehem (0)
25 William the Conqueror is
crowned the King of England. (1066)
26 James Mason invents the
coffee percolator. (1865)
27 Radio City Music Hall in
New York City opens. (1932)
28 William F. Semple patented
chewing gum. (1869)
30 Edwin Hubble announces the
existence of other galactic systems. (1924) Yes, the Hubble telescope was
later named after him.