December 9th, 2010  
December 9TH Events

2000 Supreme Court halts Florida Presidential vote recount
1994 Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after masturbation comments
1990 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1983 Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
1967 Jim Morrison (Doors), arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1961 SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state
1854 Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published
December 10th, 2010  
Dec 9 2010 Jim Morrison Pardoned for Indecent Exposure charge during March 1 '69 concert in Miami.
December 10th, 2010  
December 10Th Events

1994 Nobel Peace prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat
1984 1st planet outside our solar system discovered
1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1948 U.N. General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1936 King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson
1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1915 1,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1907 Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
December 11th, 2010  
December 11Th Events

1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
1967 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1941 US declares war on Germany and Italy
1919 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala
1888 French Panama Canal company fails
December 12th, 2010  
December 12Th Events

1997 Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris
1988 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
1980 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
1946 U.N. accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1936 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
1913 "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1800 Washington D.C. established as capital of US
December 13th, 2010  
December 13Th Events

2003 American forces capture Sadam Hussen outside of Tikrit
1991 Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
1981 Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
1978 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman, issued
1969 Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant" (Made in to a movie,pretty funny if you can find it to watch).
1964 In El Paso, Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
1942 Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
1928 Clip-on tie designed
1903 Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
1843 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
1642 New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
December 15th, 2010  
December 15TH Events

2009 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Danish hosts urged countries to agree on a new U. N. pact aimed at averting climate change and global warming.
1995 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland.
1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks.
1983 Last 80 U.S. combat soldiers in Grenada withdraw.
1982 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar.
1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all U.S. hostages.
1973 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland.
1954 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
1939 "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta
1916 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
1874 1st reigning king to visit U.S. (of Hawaii) received by President Grant
December 16th, 2010  
Dec 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party
December 16th, 2010  
Chief Bones

Topic: This day in history ..............

December 16:
1773: The Boston Tea Party

In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.

The midnight raid, popularly known as the "Boston Tea Party," was in protest of the British Parliament's Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.

When three tea ships, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver, arrived in Boston Harbor, the colonists demanded that the tea be returned to England. After Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused, Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the "tea party" with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group. The British tea dumped in Boston Harbor on the night of December 16 was valued at some $18,000.

Parliament, outraged by the blatant destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.
December 16th, 2010  
December 16TH Events

1994 Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI
1991 U.N. reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
1983 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK
1953 1st White House Press Conference (President Eisenhower and 161 reporters)
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium
1915 Albert Einstein publishes the General Theory of Relativity
1912 Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia
1631 Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000

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