Tuesday, December 18, 2007

18 December: On this day in history...

1620: Mayflower passengers came ashore at Plymouth Harbor, to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

1865: Following its ratification earlier in the month, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution took effect, ensuring that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States."

1892: Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" premiered at St. Petersburg's Mariinksy Theatre.

1958: Launch of SCORE, the first U.S. communications test satellite and first large U.S. satellite.

1963: Brad Pitt was born.

1 comment:

Sharona said...

Welcome to the happy world of blogging! So nice to see you here. :)