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Christmas Trivia Facts Different Eras Have you ever wondered what other historical events took place on Christmas Day? Here's some Christmas Trivia you may or may not have been aware of: (comments section)
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Added: 25th December 2007
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Posted By: Babs64
Posted by: Babs64 on 2007-12-25 
1223 - St. Francis of Assisi assembles the first Nativity scene

1776 - George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.

1818 - The first performance of Silent Night takes place in the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.

1941 - Admiral Chester W Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

1968 - Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit

1971 - In the longest game in NFL history (82m40s of game time), the Miami Dolphins defeat the Kansas City Chiefs at Kansas City Municipal Stadium 27-24

1974 - Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.

1989 - Nicolae Ceau#351;escu, former communist dictator of Romania, and his wife Elena are condemned to death and executed under a wide range of charges.

1990 - The first successful communication between a client and server via the Internet is established.

1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine's referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union

2004 - Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.



Posted by: donmac101 on 2007-12-26 
Remember me, to never get into a quiz situation with any of the YRT regulars?!
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