Basketball, Elvis, Radium-Events From December 21

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What do Basketball, Elvis Presley and Radium have in common? All three share an important anniversary on December 21.

One of the pastimes I enjoy is learning new facts and interesting pieces of history. Sometimes I come across intriguing stories while reading our local San Jose Mercury News, Mental Floss or  Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, Brainy Historyor National Geographic Society. Today’s collection of facts was found at

While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with selling homes in Palo Alto, San Jose or Cupertino, they just add fun and fascination to life.

Here are 7 curious facts from this date in history, December 21st. I hope you find them interesting, too. 

1620- "Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts." 

1861- "Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, for Naval personnel," which is signed into  law by President Abraham Lincoln. 

1891- 18 students play first basketball game (Springfield College) 

1898- Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium 

1913- "Arthur Wynne's ""word-cross"", the first crossword puzzle, featuring a total of 32 clues, is published in the New York World.

1937- Snow White the first feature-length color and sound cartoon premiers at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles. 

1970- Elvis Presley meets with President Richard Nixon to discuss the war on drugs. 

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Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Michelle - life is more than just real estate and this information about December 21 events is another piece that increases our knowledge and awareness. 

Dec 20, 2019 10:07 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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You and I both share an appreciation for learning and knowledge.

Dec 20, 2019 02:52 PM