On this day in 1873, Willa Cather is born in Winchester, Virginia.
Cather was the first of seven children born to an old Virginia family dating back to colonial times.
After being introduced to Felicity Smoak, Iris invited Barry and Felicity to team up with Eddie and her and the four of them debuted as team E=MC HAMMER. Later when Eddie was hospitalized, Iris went to the hospital hallway to buy coffee via a vending machine labeled "Gourmet Coffee Proudly Serving CC Jitters Coffee"; it provided at least four selections, including decaffeinated coffee, cappuccino, latte, and espresso. The beverage contained brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.
Colin Ferguson opens fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train from New York City, killing 6 and injuring 19. Constitution is unanimously ratified by all 30 delegates to the Delaware Constitutional Convention, making Delaware the first state of the modern United States.
Other train passengers stopped the perpetrator by tackling and holding him down. Less than four months before, the Constitution was signed by 37 of the original 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia....
The initial earthquake was followed four minutes later by a powerful 5.8 magnitude aftershock.
More than 20 towns and 342 villages were affected, and 58 of...
Her maternal grandfather served several terms in the Virginia House of Delegates. From the perspective of the American pop charts, December 1963 was, as the Four Seasons would later sing, a very special time indeed. On this day in 1941, at around p.m., President Franklin Roosevelt is conferring with advisor Harry Hopkins in his study when Navy Secretary Frank Knox bursts in and announces that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor.
The previous month, pop radio stations around the country had briefly gone dark out of respect for the late President John F. Having spied the Pacific Ocean for the first time a few weeks earlier, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark cross to the south shore of the Columbia River (near modern-day Portland) and begin building the small fort that would be their winter home. The attack killed more than 2,400 naval and military personnel. On December 7, 1989, the boxer Sugar Ray Leonard triumphs over a lackluster Roberto Duran in a unanimous 12-round decision at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Johnson, Secretary of Defense Robert Mc Namara states that U. troop strength must be substantially augmented “if we are to avoid being defeated there.” Cautioning that such deployments would not ensure military success, Mc Namara said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong “continue to...Lily brought out her ionic scanner and unexpectedly activated the amulet's compass.Stein and Jax quickly hid the amulet away before any of the people in the cafe could see before taking Lily away so they could further study it. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. On this day in 1787, Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution, doing so by a unanimous vote.A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U. This momentous event occurred exactly one year after the Hampshire Herald published a statement by Thomas Grover listing the demands made by the participants in Shays’ Rebellion. On this day in 1964, the New York City Board of Estimate votes to revive a controversial plan to build a 10-lane, 0 million elevated expressway across Lower Manhattan from the Holland Tunnel on the west to the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges on the east. On this day in 1862, northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouriare secured for the Union when a force commanded by General James G.On this day in 2001, Ocean’s Eleven, a caper film featuring an all-star ensemble cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts, opens in theaters.