Saturday, December 31, 2005

ON this day in history December 31, 2005...................................

1879 - Thomas Edison first demonstrated his electric incandescent light bulb to the public, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Going into emergency session here with a new question from ancient history

Question for OBP: _____________ was Plato's most famous student, and briefly the tutor of Alexander the great. A. Socrates B. Athenia C. Aristotle D. Aphrodite Sign in to see full entry.

On this day in history, December 30, 2005.

In 1853, James Gadsden signed an agreement with the Republic of Mexico to purchase the southern portion of Arizona and New Mexico for ten million dollars. The Gadsden Purchase was one of America's largest land purchases, joining the ranks of the Louisiana Territory, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

On this day in history December 29, 2005...................................

1851 - The first U.S. branch Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was established, in Boston. The organization started in London in 1844. The YMCA started as a nonsectarian, nonpolitical Christian lay movement that aimed to develop high standards of Christian character through group activities... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

On this day in history -- December 28, 2005................................

1846 - Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Tuesday December 27, 2005

1945 - After World War II, the former Allied nations of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain agreed to divide Korea into two occupation zones and govern them for five years. The country was split along the 38th parallel, with Soviet forces occupying the northern zone, and Americans... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 26, 2005

On this day, December 26, 2005...........................

This is the anniversary of the coffee percolator, invented by James Nason of Franklin, Massachusetts, and patented on this day in 1865. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

On This Day: Sunday December 25, 2005

Christmas is from the Old English words Cristes maesse, "the mass or festival of Christ." The first celebration took place in Rome about the middle of the fourth century. The exact date of the Nativity is not known, but even in pre-Christian times the period from December 25 to January 6 - now known... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

On This Day: Saturday December 24, 2005

It has long been thought that Clement Clarke Moore authored A Visit from St. Nicholas, which was first published in the Troy (New York) Sentinel, in 1893. The poem begins, " 'Twas the night before Christmas / And all through the house." Moore is said to have composed A Visit from St. Nicholas to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 23, 2005

On this day in 1947, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley saw the fruition of their research at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey. The transistor's inventors won the Nobel Prize for their discovery, which not only made equipment miniaturization possible, but ushered in a wave... Sign in to see full entry.

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