Historical happenings

12/15/1924 ~ The Soviet Union warns the United States against repeated entry of ships into Soviet territorial waters.

12/15/1946 ~ Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.

12/15/1978 ~ US President Jimmy Carter announces the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and will sever all relations with Taiwan.

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12/14/1819 ~ Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.

12/14/1909 ~ The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a “declaration of war” on U.S. Steel.

12/14/1980 ~ NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and the West.

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12/13/1814 ~ General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

12/13/1951 ~ After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

12/13/1972 ~ Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

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