Archive for December 12th, 2007

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On This Day 12-12

1800 – Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United States.

1870 – Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of radio at Toynbee Hall, London.

1899 – George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.

1900 – Charles M. Schwab formed the United States Steel Corporation.

1901 – The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic was picked up near St. John’s Newfoundland, by inventor Guglielmo Marconi.

1915 – The first all-metal aircraft, the German Junkers J1, made its first flight.

1937 – Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat “Panay” on China’s Yangtze River. Japan apologized for the attack, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.

1947 – The United Mine Workers union withdrew from the American Federation of Labor.

1951 – The U.S. Navy Department announced that the world’s first nuclear powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the name Nautilus.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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