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December 13: A 22 lb Tumor, Instead of a Baby as Was Thought, is Found in the Woman Who Would Become the First to Survive an Oophorectomy

December 13: A 22 lb Tumor, Instead of a Baby as Was Thought, is Found in the Woman Who Would Become the First to Survive an Oophorectomy

Daven Hiskey December 13, 2012 0

this day in history: December 13, 1809 On this day in history, 1809, the woman who would soon become the first to survive an oophorectomy was diagnosed as not being pregnant past term, as

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This Day in History, December 12: The First Wireless Radio Signal to Span the Atlantic is Recieved

This Day in History, December 12: The First Wireless Radio Signal to Span the Atlantic is Recieved

Daven Hiskey December 12, 2012 1

this day in history: December 12, 1901 On this day in history, 1901, Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi’s radio device became the first such device to successfully transmit a signal all the way across

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This Day in History, December 11: Humans Land on the Moon for the Last Time to Date

This Day in History, December 11: Humans Land on the Moon for the Last Time to Date

Daven Hiskey December 11, 2012 0

this day in history: December 11, 1972 On this day in history, 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan landed on the moon, becoming the last human beings to walk on the

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This Day in History: December 10

This Day in History: December 10

Daven Hiskey December 10, 2012 1

On this day in history, December 10 1868:  The first traffic lights are put in place using semaphore arms during the day time and at night using gas lamps with red and green as

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The First African American Governor in the U.S. Takes Office

The First African American Governor in the U.S. Takes Office

Daven Hiskey December 9, 2012 0

this day in history: December 9, 1872 On this day in history, 1872, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became the first person of African American descent to serve as the governor of a U.S. state. 

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This Day in History: December 8

This Day in History: December 8

Daven Hiskey December 8, 2012 0

this day in history: December 8, 2010 On this day just two years ago, SpaceX became the first privately held entity to successfully launch a spacecraft into orbit and then subsequently recover it (they

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This Day in History: December 7

This Day in History: December 7

Daven Hiskey December 7, 2012 2

On this day in history, December 7: 1869: Former Confederate guerrilla fighter Jesse James turns to a life of crime, robbing the Davies County Savings Association in Gallatin, Missouri.  Over the next 14 years,

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This Day in History: December 6

This Day in History: December 6

Daven Hiskey December 6, 2012 0

On this day in history, December 6: 1768: The Encyclopædia Britannica makes its debut in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the first volume being sold for 6-8 pence (varying price based on quality of paper), with each

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This Day in History: December 5

This Day in History: December 5

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2012 0

this day in history: December 5, 1933 On this day in history, 1933, Prohibition officially ended when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, originally proposed by Congress on February 20,

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This Day in History: December 4

This Day in History: December 4

Daven Hiskey December 4, 2012 0

On this day in history, December 4 1872:  The crew of the British craft Dei Gratia spotted the Mary Celeste (originally named The Amazon before being purchased and rechristened) still under sail, but yawning

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This Day in History: December 3

This Day in History: December 3

Daven Hiskey December 3, 2012 0

On this day in history, December 3rd: 1910: The French “Thomas Edison“, George Claude, demonstrates the modern neon light at the Paris Motor Show.  Claude designed and developed the neon light as a way

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This Day in History: December 2

This Day in History: December 2

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2012 0

this day in history: Dec 2, 1942 On this day in history, at 3:25 pm CST, 1942, as part of the Manhattan Project, famed physicist and Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi, the “father of

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This Day in History: December 1

This Day in History: December 1

Daven Hiskey December 1, 2012 1

this day in history: December 1, 1955 On this day in history, 1955, Rosa Parks’ simple act of refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama

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This Day In History: November 30

This Day In History: November 30

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On this day in history, November 30th… 1934 :   4472 Flying Scotsman, a steam locomotive built in 1923 as a long-distance express train for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), became the first to officially exceed 100mph. In

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This Day In History: November 29

This Day In History: November 29

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On this day in history, November 29th… 1961 : Enos the chimpanzee was launched into space, becoming the second chimp to travel to space and the first to orbit the Earth. Enos, along with

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This Day In History: November 28

This Day In History: November 28

Noreen November 28, 2012 0

On this day in history, November 28th… 1582 : William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, 8 years his senior.  It was thought that since he was just 18 at the time and she was 26 and

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This Day In History: November 27

This Day In History: November 27

Noreen November 27, 2012 0

On this day in history, November 27th… 1095: A Crusade was launched by Pope Urban II,  the first of seven major military campaigns fought over two centuries. The Emperor Alexios I Komnenos of the Byzantine Empire

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This Day In History: November 26

This Day In History: November 26

Noreen November 26, 2012 0

On this day in history, November 26th… 1842: The University of Notre Dame was founded by Father Edward Sorin.  He also became the University’s first President. The University’s name “Notre Dame” is French for

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