It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out!
u 1993: On Dec. 9, astronauts complete repairs to the Hubble Telescope.
u 1993: On Dec. 8, the North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law.
u 1975: Diane Feinstein becomes San Francisco’s first woman mayor on Dec. 4.
u 1944: On Dec. 7, Japanese warplanes attack U.S. Navy vessels at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
u 1884: After 30 years, Army engineers complete the Washington Monument on Dec. 6.
u 1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, outlawing slavery, is ratified Dec. 6.
u 1877: Thomas Edison demonstrates the first gramophone Dec. 6.
u 1876: D.C. Stillson patents the first practical pipe wrench, the Stillson wrench, on Dec. 5.
u 1735: On Dec. 6, French surgeon Claudius Amyand performs the first appendectomy.