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Today in History Articles

Today is Monday, December 17, 2018.

Birthdays

Arthur Fiedler, conductor.
1778 Sir Humphry Davy, discovered several chemical elements

Events

first day of Saturnalia, Roman festival honoring Saturn
1538 Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
1777 France recognizes independance of the 13 colonies in America.
1790 an Aztec calendar stone is discovered in Mexico City.
1791 New York City traffic regulation creates the 1st one-way street
1843 Charles Dickens's classic, "A Christmas Carol" is published.
1903 1st sustained motorized air flight at 10:35AM, for 12 seconds, by the Wright Brothers (of course).
1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki are married on network television in front of 50 million underwhelmed viewers.

That's all for today.

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