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Events, December 12th

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of radio at Toynbee Hall, London. 1897 – The comic strip “The Katzenjammer Kids” (Hans and Fritz), by Rudolph Dirks, appeared in the New York Journal for the first time. 1899

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Events, December 11th

1719 – The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England. (Image: wikipedia.org) 1769 – Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds. 1882 – Boston’s Bijou Theater had its first performance. It was the first American

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Events, December 10th

1845 – British civil engineer Robert Thompson patented the first pneumatic tires. 1851 – American librarian Melvil Dewey was born. He created the “Dewey Decimal Classification” system. 1901 – The first Nobel prizes were awarded. 1953 – Hugh Hefner published

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Events, December 8th

1765 – Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Maine. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. 1941 – The United States entered World War II when it declared war against Japan. The act came one

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Events Mentioned Saturday, December 8th, 9 am to 2 pm

9 am: Fill A Sleigh Day Meaford, Saturday, December 8th · The Bargain Shop Meaford is hosting Fill a Sleigh Day on Saturday, December 8th from 10 am until 2 pm · Come to the Bargain Shop, located next door to our Jewel 99-3

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Events, December 7th

1787 – Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States. 1926 – The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux Servel Corporation. 1941 – Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian

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Events, December 6th

1774 – Austria became the first nation to introduce a state education system. 1865 – The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the U.S. 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, with

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Events, December 5th

1797 – Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to command forces for the invasion of England. 1848 – U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ’49 by confirming the fact that gold had been discovered in California. 1876 – The

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Events, December 4th

1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. 1812 – Peter Gaillard patented the horse-drawn power mower. 1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace

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Events, December 3rd

1792 – The trial of France’s King Louis XVI began. He was eventually put to death for the 33 charges. 1910 – The neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was developed

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Events, November 29th

1892 – A patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial. 1929 – The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd. 1961 – The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft

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Events, November 28th

1520 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east. 1919 – American-born Lady Astor

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Events, November 27th

1701 – Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer. 1889 – Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City. 1934 – The

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Events, November 26th

1716 – The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, Maine. 1832 – Public streetcar service began in New York City. 1867 – J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car. 1917 – The NHL was

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Events, Mentioned Saturday 9 am To 2 pm

9 am: Ski Back In Time at the Craigleith Heritage Depot November 24th: Ski Back in Time Green Screen event, Saturday, November 24th, at the Craigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Road East, Craigleith, from 1 pm to 4 pm Bring

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