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WE MUST WORK TOWARED
A SAFE AND HEALTY NEW YEAR


 

a time of peace and joy me thanks not

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1531 

The Virgin of Guadalupe 

First appears to Juan Diego at

Tepeyac, Mexico City.

1688 

Williamite forces defeat Jacobites at Battle of Reading, forcing James II to flee England.

1775  

British troops and Loyalists, misinformed about Patriot militia strength, lose the Battle of Great Bridge, ending British rule in Virginia.

1822 

French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in a memoir read to the Academy of Sciences, coins the terms linear polarization, circular polarization, and elliptical polarization, optical rotation is a form of birefringence.

1861 – The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War 

1868 

The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.

1905  

France, a law separating church and state.

1911 

mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners.

1917 

Field Marshal Allenby captures Jerusalem

1935 

Student protests occur in Beijing's

Tiananmen Square, 

1935

Walter Liggett, an American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in a gangland murder.

1937 

Japanese troops launch assault on the Chinese city Nanking.

1940  

British and Indian troops attack Italian forces in Egypt.

1941 

China, Cuba, Guatemala, and the Philippine Commonwealth declare war on Germany and Japan.

1941 

The American 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships.

1946 

Doctors' Trial, prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.

1950 

Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

1953 

General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.

1956 

Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, 62 dead

1960 –  Coronation Street,

 

1965

keckburg A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; with witnesses reporting something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh.

1968 

Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).

2003 

A blast in Moscow kills 6 

2008  

Governor of Illinois  iarrested by feds for crimes including attempting to sell the Senate seat being vacated by Obama

2012 –  plane crash iMexico kills 7

2013 – seven + dead and 63 injured train accident Indonesia.

2016 – 

President of South Korea is impeached .

2016 

At least 57 people are killed and a further 177 injured when two schoolgirl suicide bombers attack a market area in Madagali, Adamawa, Nigeria 

2019 – volcano Whakaari / White Island, New Zealand, kills 22 

2021 –

55 killed and 100 + injured w

hen a truck with 160 migrants from Central America overturned in Chiapas, Mexico

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