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08
Dec
06

On This Day In 1978

Today is Friday, December 8. It is my birthday today. So in celebration of this happy occasion, I have decided to list a few historical events that have happened on December 8. Some of these I already knew, some are new to me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed researching them.

Eli Whitney Born, 1765

The inventor of the cotton gin was born in Westboro, MA.

Southern Reconstruction, 1863

President Abraham Lincoln unveiled his plan of Reconstruction for the South.

U.S. Enters WWII, 1941

The United States declares war on Japan, thus entering World War II. This was the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

“I Love Lucy” Pregnancy, 1952

A pregnancy was acknowledged on a television show for the first time.

Phil Collen Was Born, 1957

Lead guitar player for the rock band Def Leppard (not the pop singer, that’s Collins) was born. Rock on!!

Elvis on TV, 1968

The famous “Elvis” television special aired on NBC.

John Lennon Dies, 1980

The singer/songwriter/former Beatle was shot outside his NYC apartment by Mark David Chapman, a crazed fan.

Bryan Adams on American Bandstand, 1984

Bryan Adams performs “Run to You” and “Kids Just Wanna Rock” on American Bandstand. Sorry, ladies, this was way before “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”.

New O.J. Trial Jurors, 1994

Twelve alternate jurors were chosen for the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Snipes Surrenders to Authorities for Tax Fraud, 2006

Actor Wesley Snipes surrendered to authorities to face the charge of tax fraud. He was released on $1 million bond.

Josh H.




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