Friday, December 09, 2016

History for December 9

History for December 9 -
John Milton 1608 - Poet, Clarence Birdseye 1886, Emmett Kelly 1898

Margaret Hamilton 1902, Kirk Douglas 1918 - Actor, Dick Butkus 1942 - Football player

1803 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.

1848 - American author and creator of "Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit," Joel Chandler Harris was born.

1854 - Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," was published in England.

1958 - In Indianapolis, IN, Robert H.W. Welch Jr. and 11 other men met to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.

1960 - Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled a new computer known as "Univac 1107."

1962 - "Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean had its world premiere in London.

1990 - The first American hostages to be released by Iran began arriving in the U.S.

1991 - European Community leaders agreed to begin using a single currency in 1999.

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