December 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

Today isThursday December 12, 2013
346th day of 2013, 19  remaining

Sunrise: 7:16am
Sunset: 4:51pm    

Special Celebrations today:

Today is National Gingerbread House Day
This is also National Ambrosia Day, National Pointsettia Day, National Ding-a-ling Day, National Egg Nog Month and National Fruit Cake Month.

On this day in...

1787:  Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1792:Ludwig van Beethoven received his first music lesson from Franz Haydn.  He was 22.

1899: George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.

1901: The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic was picked up by inventor Gugliemo Marconi.

1925: The Motel Inn the first motel in the world was opened in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

1955: the first hovercraft was patented.

1998: The final article of impeachment was approved against U.S> President Clinton.

2000: Al Gore conceded the election to George Bush .

If today is your birthday, you share it with:
 Edward G. Robinson
Frank Sinatra
Connie Francis
Dion Warwik
Cathy Rigby
Bob Barker
Ed Koch
Sheila E.

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