OK, it is now the day after Christmas. It is a let-down day for a lot of people who make a big fuss about the commercial side of the Holiday. So, like I have wondered in the past, I wonder what all happened in history on this date. As I discovered, a lot more than I would have thought. How about I start with some of the newest and work back in time.
2002 - The first cloned human baby was born.
1998 - Iraq announced that it would fire on U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the skies over Iraq. (Go ahead, make my day!)
1996 - Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered.
1986 - "Search for Tomorrow" (a show that I and my Mom watched) was seen for the last time on CBS-TV after a run of 35 years.
1982 - The Man of the Year in "TIME" magazine was a computer.
1974 - Comedian Jack Benny died at age 80.
1954 - "The Shadow" aired on radio for the last time. (Another show I listened too)
1917 - During World War I, the U.S. government took over operation of the nation's railroads. (This scares me, if it was done in the past and they got away with it, where could it have gone from there.)
1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium.
1865 - The coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason.
1620 - The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor.
This list of things done on this day over the years is my Christmas gift to you. Hope you all had a great and merry Christmas. Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?