Thursday, December 18, 2008

On This Day...



Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882)

A great American Milestone: Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock on this day in 1620!

Other important events on this day in history:

1777 - The first Thanksgiving was actually held, celebrating a victory in the Revolutionary War.

1787- New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify one of my favorite documents, the Constitution. They've been polluting our climate and our gene pool ever since...

1878- The last of the Molly Maguires was executed.

1915- U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. This was the last time a sitting President got married.

1996- The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.

It is also the birthday of Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
Betty Grable, Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera and it's Republic Day in Niger

2 comments:

Logan said...

I'm so proud of Oakland.

Which is why I always tell people I grew up near San Francisco, even though I'm closer to Oak-Town.

Emily said...

NJ has not been polluting the climate and gene pool ever since it ratified the Constitution ... NJ is a lovely place with good people!!!