It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out!
u 1995: President Bill Clinton signs a bill Nov. 28 ending the 55-mph federal speed limit.
u 1990: Margaret Thatcher resigns Nov. 28 as Prime Minister of Britain.
u 1984: Barney Clark receives the first artificial heart transplant Dec. 2. He lives 112 days.
u 1973: The U.S. Senate confirms Gerald Ford as VP Nov. 27 after Spiro Agnew resigns.
u 1969: On Dec. 1, the U.S. government holds its first draft lottery since WWII.
u 1967: Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first heart transplant Dec. 3 in South Africa.
u 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested Dec. 1 after refusing to give up her seat to a white man.
u 1942: Enrico Fermi demonstrates a sustained nuclear chain reaction Dec. 2 in Chicago.
u 1929: On Nov. 29, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.
u 1804: Napoleon is crowned emperor of France Dec. 2 at Notre Dame in Paris.