24 December 2008

On This Day in History...

Happy birthday to Sir Isaac Newton (1642).

Happy coronation anniversary to William of Hastings (1066) and Charlemagne (800).

George Washington crossed the Delaware (1776) and successfully routed Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.

Apollo 8 began its trip back to Earth (1968).

Nicolae Ceau┼čescu was executed (1989).

Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union (1991).

And nobody of historical significance was born in Nazareth (or Bethlehem if you weren't paying attention to Roman census practices)... because that individual was born in September(ish).