Monthly Archives: December 2019

December 31, 1841

On December 31, 1841, the State of Alabama enacted the first dental legislation in the United States. The law required a person to have eight or fewer teeth before they could marry their first cousin, fourteen or fewer to marry … Continue reading

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December 30, 1978

On December 30, 1978, Woody Hayes, the head coach of the Ohio State football team, was fired for pulling the ultimate Old Man – Get Out of My Yard – moment in college football history. On December 29, 1978 Ohio … Continue reading

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December 29. 1813

On December 29, 1813, during the War of 1812, the British burned Buffalo, New York. The natives barely even noticed.

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December 28, 1832

On December 28, 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first American Vice President to resign from office. He did so because of differences in ideology with President Andrew Jackson. He believed the rule of law should be followed and Jackson … Continue reading

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December 27, 1919

On December 27, 1919, Harry Frazee, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, announced that any player of the four-time World Series champ was tradable, except for star player Harry Hooper. That’s right, future all world player Babe Ruth who … Continue reading

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December 26, 1620

On December 26, 1620, Captain Christopher Jones discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts. As they were leaving his, he told them, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Captain Jones had discovered during the long ocean … Continue reading

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December 25, 1223

On December 25, 1223. St. Francis of Assisi got permission from the Pope, Honorious III, and set up the first Nativity scene in Greccio, Italy. He found a suitable cave and set up a manger with hay and two live … Continue reading

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December 24, 1968

On December 24, 1968, three days after launching, Apollo 8 reached the moon. It was crewed by astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman. They orbited the moon ten times before successfully returning to Earth. They proved the moon … Continue reading

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December 23, 558

On December 23, 558, Clothar I was crowned the King of the Franks. He was Clothar the Traveler and he came in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Merovingians, the Traveler came as a large and … Continue reading

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December 22, 1731

On December 22, 1731, the Dutch people revolted against their government because of a tax on meat. This is something you’ll never hear citizens doing when broccoli or cauliflower is taxed. In fact, most citizens would be grateful if our … Continue reading

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