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Events of Early December
What happened in the first half of the last month of the year?
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October 1, 2012
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Dec. 1, 1743 – Birthday of German chemist Martin Klaproth, discoverer of this element, which is now used in nuclear reactors.
Dec. 1, 1918 – This North Atlantic country becomes independent of Denmark.
Dec. 1, 1942 – The U.S. begins rationing of this substance. Consumers are allowed four gallons a week.
Dec. 2, 1970 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is established under this President’s administration.
Dec. 3, 1818 – This “Prairie State,” birthplace of Ronald Reagan, becomes the 21st to enter the Union.
Dec. 3, 1942 – Birthday of Peter Schultz, inventor of this improvement upon copper wiring.
Dec. 4, 1954 – The first of this restaurant chain, “The Home of the Whopper,” is opened in Miami.
Dec. 5, 1782 – This 8th U.S. President is born in New York State, of Dutch ancestry.
Martin van Buren
Dec. 6, 1877 – This man records “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on his new invention, the phonograph.
Dec. 7, 1787 – This state becomes the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Dec. 7, 1863 – Birthday of this business leader and partner of Alvah Roebuck.
Dec. 7, 1941 – The U.S. Pacific Fleet is victim of a surprise attack by this nation.
Dec. 8, 1765 – This inventor of the cotton gin is born in Massachusetts.
Dec. 9, 1793 – New York City’s first daily newspaper is established by this dictionary author.
Dec. 10, 1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending a war between the U.S. and this country.
Dec. 10, 1817 – This “Magnolia State,” birthplace of Oprah Winfrey, becomes the 20th to join the Union.
Dec. 10, 1851 – Birthday of this librarian, developer of a decimal system for organizing books.
Dec. 11, 1816 – This “Hoosier State,” birthplace of David Letterman, becomes the 19th to enter the Union.
Dec. 11, 1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the last mission to land on this heavenly body.
Dec. 12, 1630 – Birthday of Olof Rudbeck, discoverer of the system of vessels which carry this fluid throughout your body.
Dec. 12, 1901 – This inventor claims to have sent the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
Dec. 13, 1818 – Mary Todd is born in Lexington, KY, to a distinguished family. She would marry this man, later a U.S. President.
Dec. 13, 1642 – Near Australia, Dutch sailor Abel Tasman discovers a group of islands which would become this country.
Dec. 14, 1911 – Roald Amundsen, an explorer from this country, leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
Dec. 14, 1819 – This state, “The Heart of Dixie,” becomes the 22nd to join the Union.
Dec. 15, 1832 – This engineer, designer of the Statue of Liberty’s framework, is born in France.
Dec. 15, 1938 – Construction begins in Washington, D.C. on a memorial to this third U.S. President.
Dec. 15, 1791 – This addendum to the U.S. Constitution becomes law.
Bill of Rights
Oct 7, 2012
Marconi doesn't work.
Mar 23, 2014
fiber optic cable should work as should just typing in Eiffel, i even had added gustav but leaving off the e prevented me from getting credit. otherwise very nice quiz!
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