Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

There's some big stuff going on in the news- Blago is still making waves, the auto bailout sailed to defeat in the Senate yesterday in the face of a GOP filibuster, and the Moon is crashing into us tonight- but I thought a trip down memory lane might be a good Friday exercise.

On December 12th in:

1531- The Virgin Mary took a trip to Mexico City

1787- Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution

1901- Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in New Foundland.

1979- Rhodesia changed its name to Zimbabwe.

1991- Russia declared it's independence from the USSR. Little did we know back then that Putin would call it all a "Simple misunderstanding".

2000 - The SCOTUS decided the outcome of the presidential election in the case Bush v. Gore, ending the Florida recount and putting George W. Bush in the White House. Thanks guys, look how well that turned out! Happy Anniversary, Mr. President!

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