Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 12/08/2022

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

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.

 

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Comments (22)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, many of these memorable events weren't on my radar, but amazing the appendectomy was performed so many years ago.

Dec 08, 2022 08:39 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

My or my Dorie, If Thomas Edison could only be around today and see how far we have gone!

Dec 08, 2022 09:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- looking at your list reminded me that our country is still relatively young. 

Dec 08, 2022 10:23 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

If you look these over, this was a truly remarkable couple of days in American history.

Dec 08, 2022 12:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Dorie, for sharing this interesting list of historical reminders.

Dec 08, 2022 12:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I did not realize that it took 30 to build the Washington Monument.

Dec 08, 2022 01:30 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Nina Hollander, Broker ,

Love your three additions! The list can get lengthy can't it?

Dec 08, 2022 02:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Its always fun to learn a factoid Grant Schneider  ..glad you learned one today!

Dec 08, 2022 02:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Its amazing Joan how far back many things actually took place for the first time.

Dec 08, 2022 02:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Little did he know what his invention meant to our world Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Dec 08, 2022 02:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I always felt that way if I was coming back to the USA from a foreign country..we are such a young country in comparison Kathy Streib 

Dec 08, 2022 02:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes, Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ..truly exceptional days in history!

Dec 08, 2022 02:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thanks for stopping by Roy Kelley 

Dec 08, 2022 02:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I was surprised at that too George Souto ...30 years is a long time!

Dec 08, 2022 02:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now with the help of your blog I have learned something new today. Thank you for sharing Dorie 🎅

Dec 08, 2022 04:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's hard to believe it has been so many years since NAFTA came into existence.  I often wonder if it would have been better had we really thrown our weight behind it. Instead we have sent so much of our manufacturing etc., to China.  A healthy economy south of our border, would greatly benefit all of us on this side of the globe.

Dec 08, 2022 07:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 08, 2022 07:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm glad to hear that Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Dec 09, 2022 06:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You have some very valid points Myrl Jeffcoat . One can only wonder if there could have been a different outcome.

Dec 09, 2022 06:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat ! Most appreciated.

Dec 09, 2022 06:19 AM