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.
“Nine Newsworthy Notes That Occurred in History on December 29”
1170 – 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).
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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