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This Day in History, Dec. 21: Pierre and Marie Curie Discover Radium

This Day in History, Dec. 21: Pierre and Marie Curie Discover Radium

Daven Hiskey December 21, 2012 1

this day in history: December 21, 1898 On this day in history, 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive element radium (in the form of radium chloride), extracting it from uraninite. They first

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This Day in History, December 19th: Johnny Carson Accidentally Starts a Month Long, Nation-Wide Toilet Paper Shortage Crisis

This Day in History, December 19th: Johnny Carson Accidentally Starts a Month Long, Nation-Wide Toilet Paper Shortage Crisis

Daven Hiskey December 19, 2012 2

this day in history: December 19, 1973 Much like Orson Welles before him, Johnny Carson once accidentally used his public platform to incite a public panic. On this day in history, 1973, Carson started

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December 16th: Famed Mystic Grigori Rasputin is Murdered by Members of the Russian Aristocracy

December 16th: Famed Mystic Grigori Rasputin is Murdered by Members of the Russian Aristocracy

Daven Hiskey December 16, 2012 2

this day in history: December 16, 1916 On this day in history, 1916, the “Mad Monk”, Grigori Rasputin, was murdered by members of the Russian aristocracy. The exact events surrounding his death have given

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December 14th: The Wright Brothers Attempt to Fly Their Wright Flyer for the First Time and Crash

December 14th: The Wright Brothers Attempt to Fly Their Wright Flyer for the First Time and Crash

Daven Hiskey December 14, 2012 0

this day in history: December 14, 1903 On this day in history, 1903, the Wright brothers took their Wright Flyer out in their first attempt to fly it.  The date of their first attempt

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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

Noreen November 30, 2012 0

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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