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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, Japanese planes raided Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII. But 1941 is not the only year that December 7 was an important day.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."

HINT: (1925 - 1968) an American politician from Massachusetts who served as the United States junior senator from New York from January 1965 until 1968 and U.S. Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, serving under his older brother.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

1995: Galileo probe arrives at Jupiter

The unmanned Galileo spacecraft arrives at the planet Jupiter on it's mission to study the planet and its moons. The probe was launched 6 years earlier by the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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1988: Armenia earthquake

Two earthquakes, only minutes apart, hit Armenia killing 60,000 people and destroying nearly half a million buildings. The tremors were measured at 6.9 and 5.8 in magnitude and were felt as far away as Georgia, Turkey and Iran.

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1909: Leo H. Baekeland patents Bakelite

Chemist Leo H. Baekeland of Yonkers, New York, patents for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic.

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1877: Edison demonstrates the first gramophone

Illustration of Thomas Edison presenting the first phonograph to the eager editors of "Scientific American."

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1836: Martin Van Buren becomes 8th US President

Martin Van Buren is elected the 8th US President.

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1808: James Madison becomes the fourth US President

James Madison is elected the fourth president of the United States.

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1787: First state to ratify US constitution

Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."

ANSWER: Robert Kennedy

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