Monday, December 20, 2010

Today in US History

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December 20....

1606  The Jamestown settlers set sail from England for Virginia.

1790  The first successful American cotton mill begins operating at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

1803  The Louisiana Purchase is formally completed in New Orleans.

1860  South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.

1891  In late December, James Naismith works out the basics of basketball.

1951  An experimental reactor near Arco, Idaho, produces the first electricity ever generated by atomic power.


Ellen

1 comment:

  1. Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf StudioDecember 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM

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