Saturday, December 28, 2013

History for December 28 - Kinda boring day!

History for December 28 -
1869 - William E. Semple, of Mt. Vernon, OH, patented an acceptable chewing gum. 

1902 - The first professional indoor football game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Syracuse defeated the Philadelphia Nationals 6-0. 

1945 - The U.S. Congress officially recognized the "Pledge of Allegiance." 

1973 - The Chamber of Commerce of Akron, OH, terminated its association with the All-American Soap Box Derby. It was stated that the race had become "a victim of cheating and fraud." 

1989 - Alexander Dubcek, who had been expelled from the Communist Party in 1970, was elected speaker of the Czech parliament. 

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