Alcatraz, Boston Tea Party, the Transistor Share What?

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 “Alcatraz, Boston Tea Party, the Transistor Share What?” All three share an important December 16th anniversary.

Want to know more about the Boston Tea Party, Alcatraz and the Transistor? Read on to find out about these and other interesting tales that happened in history on Dec. 16th.

  Alcatraz image       1497 – Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.

         1653 – English InterregnumThe Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of EnglandScotland and Ireland.

         1689 – Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.

         1707 – Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

         1773 – American RevolutionBoston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea intoBoston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

         1826 – Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.

         1903 – Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in Bombay first opens its doors to the guests.

         1907 – The American Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world.

         1930 – Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a 200-strong posse, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.

         1937 – Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

         1947 – William ShockleyJohn Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.

         1978 – ClevelandOhio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.

While these interesting facts about Alcatraz, Boston Tea Party, the Transistor on December 16th have nothing to do with my real estate business selling Silicon Valley homes to families in San Jose, Cupertino and Saratoga in Santa Clara County, Calif., they add fun and entertainment to life.

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Images courtesy of Michelle Cherie Carr Crowe’s private collection, the public domain, the U.S. government or Facts compiled from Wikipedia, Smithsonian, HistoryOrb and MentalFloss among others.


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Comments (4)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michelle.

Somewhere in the recesses of my limited memory bank, I recall writing about some of these.

Dec 17, 2019 01:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michelle - I remember the "shock" when the default of Cleveland made the news.  It was so important but it almost seems to be a "blip" today in some ways.  

Dec 17, 2019 06:39 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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I'll bet by the time you write about some, I may have forgotten them.

Dec 17, 2019 12:40 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years


Yes, it was a huge shock to the country, as was when it happened to New York City.

Dec 17, 2019 12:40 PM