1911 – The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, Arizona.
1932 – Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition.
Singer, songwriter, actress Natalie Cole (heard regularly on “The Lounge”) born this date, 1950… passed away all too soon, December 31st, 2015
1952 – Britain’s King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II, succeeded him.
1971 – NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon. (Image: pga.com)
1973 – Construction began on the CN Tower in Toronto.
1985 – The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new product in 123 years. The new items were water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.