Nine Newsworthy Notes That Occurred in History on December 29

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Nine Newsworthy Notes That Occurred in History on December 29 

By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley home selling expert

Inquisitive readers who enjoy learning love reading these blog posts on important facts and historical events.

In “Nine Newsworthy Notes That Occurred in History on December 29”, learn about the YMCA, criminal Emma Snodgrass and one of many of Thomas Alva Edison’s inventions.

This blog shares facts and intriguing stories from the San Jose Mercury News, Brainy History, Wikipedia, Dates In History or more. These events for today’s blog post are from History Orb.

“Nine Newsworthy Notes That Occurred in History on December 29

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison Michelle Carr Crowe December 29 blog image1170 – The Assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by followers of King Henry II. Scandalously, this occurred inside the Canterbury Cathedral. Thomas Becket subsequently became a saint and martyr in both the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church (St. Thomas of Canterbury).

1848Gas lights first installed at the White House (during President Polk's administration).
1851 – First American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.

1852 – Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston, Mass. for the crime of wearing pants.
1862 – The first bowling ball was invented.
1867 – The first telegraph ticker was used by brokerage Groesbeck & Co, in New York City, NY.

1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents the first bicycle in Germany. 
1891 – Inventor Thomas Alva Edison patents the "transmission of signals electrically" (commonly known as “radio").
1955 – Singler Barbra Streisand records her first song "You'll Never Know," at age 13. Streisand will become one of the most sought-after and instantly recognized voices of her time.

On a sad note, in 2003 the last speaker of Akkala Sami died, making the language extinct.

While interesting and intriguing, they have nothing to do with the real estate business of helping families buy and sell Santa Clara County, Calif. homes in San Jose, Saratoga and Cupertino. Learning about these strange but true events just adds fun and fascination to life-and offers random topics of conversation for cosmopolitan Silicon Valley residents.

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Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Laura Cerrano
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I never knew any of this. I have been informed. :) 

Dec 29, 2013 06:30 AM #1
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Sadly, I have never learned Akkala Sami. I wanted to talk to myself.

Dec 29, 2013 07:26 AM #2
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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Michelle, I really enjoy reading these posts!  Thanks for putting it together! 

Dec 29, 2013 07:59 AM #3
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Imagine a woman being arrested for wearing pants. That's pretty interesting and wearing pants is something I take for granted today.


Dec 29, 2013 11:22 AM #4
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Michelle, I liked hearing about the 1170 historical fact on Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. I know the story, but never tire hearing about the past. Love History.

Dec 29, 2013 01:30 PM #5
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