Today in History
Listings for Thursday, December 23, 2021.
- 1683 F. Nicole --1758
- 1790 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
- 1805 Joesph Smith, founded Mormon church
- 1862 Connie Mack
- 1918 Jose Greco
- 1943 Harry Shearer
- 1948 Susan Lucci
- 1971 Corey Haim
- 1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
- 1690 John Flamsteed sees Uranus but doesn't realize it's undiscovered
- 1920 Ireland is divided into two parts, each with its own parliament
- 1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley at Bell Labs
- 1968 Borman, Lovell & Anders are the first men to orbit the moon.
- 1973 six Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
- 1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
- 1986 Rutan & Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
That's all for today.