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On December 20, 1860, South Carolina took the lead by adopting an ordinance of secession ; by February 1, 1861, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas followed.
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On December 21, the day that the Irish House of Commons petitioned for removal of Sir Constantine Phipps, their Tory Lord Chancellor, Molesworth reportedly made this remark on the defense of Phipps by Convocation: `` They that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also ''.
On December 9, 1862, Sergeant Edwin H. Fay, an unusual Louisianan who held A.B. and M.A. degrees from Harvard University and who before the war was headmaster of a private school for boys in Louisiana, wrote his wife: `` I saw Pemberton and he is the most insignificant puke I ever saw.
On the December 13, 2010 episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen reads a passage of A Modest Proposal in support of Ted Turner's suggestions on reducing overpopulation by having poor people sell ( to rich people ) their right to bear a single child per family.
On the Arctic Circle those events occur, in principle, exactly once per year, at the June and December solstices, respectively.
On 31 December 1809, a decree of King Maximilian of Bavaria granted the city a new coat of arms, as a recognition of their ( mainly humanitarian and logistic ) services in the Battle of Abensberg the same year.
* On Saint Nicholas Day ( 6 December ), the Niklasmarkt ( Nicholas Market ) commemorates the Niklasspende, a medieval foundation for the poor.
On December 1, 2008, the Curb Exchange building at 86 Trinity Place was closed, and the Amex Equities trading floor was moved to the NYSE Trading floor at 11 Wall Street.
On December 30, 1943, during the Japanese occupation, Subhas Chandra Bose, who was controversially allied with the Japanese, first raised the flag of Indian independence.
On 26 December 2004, the coast of the Andaman Islands was devastated by a high tsunami following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
On 11 December 1885, after a speech by Lord Aberdeen, Lady Aberdeen unveiled a bronze statue and plaque of Alexander Selkirk outside a house on the site of Selkirk's original home on the Main Street of Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland.
On opening night ( 10 December 1896 ), with traditionalists and the avant-garde in the audience, King Ubu ( played by Firmin Gémier ) stepped forward and intoned the opening word, " Merdre!
On 23 December 1915, Fleming married a trained nurse, Sarah Marion McElroy of Killala, County Mayo, Ireland.
On December 6, 2001, Arthur M. Blank, the co-founder and retired co-chairman of Atlanta-based Home Depot, reached a preliminary agreement with the Falcons ’ Taylor Smith to purchase the team.
On December 10, 2007, Vick received a 23-month prison sentence and was officially cut from the Atlanta roster.
On December 11, 13 games into his first NFL season as head coach, Bobby Petrino resigned without notice to coach at the University of Arkansas, leaving the beleaguered players only a note in the locker room.
On December 21, 2008, Atlanta beat the Minnesota Vikings 24 – 17 to clinch a wild card spot, earning a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
On December 3, 2007 the Diamondbacks traded Carlos Quentin, who had failed to perform to expectation, to the Chicago White Sox for first base prospect Chris Carter.
On December 14, in a blockbuster trade, the Diamondbacks acquired starting RHP Dan Haren from the Oakland Athletics for six players: LHP Brett Anderson, LHP Dana Eveland and LHP Greg Smith ; the above-mentioned just-acquired infielder Chris Carter ; and outfielders Aaron Cunningham and Carlos Gonzalez.
On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
On 5 December 2009 AZ announced that Koeman no longer was in charge of AZ, after losing 7 of the first 16 games in the Dutch competition.
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On July 20, the first drawing of numbers occurred in the Senate Office Building before a distinguished group of congressmen and high Army officers.
On October 19, after the Soviets had detonated at least 20 nuclear devices, Ambassador Stevenson warned the UN General Assembly that this country, in `` self protection '', might have to resume above-ground tests.
On Feb. 12, 1959, purified corticotropin ( ACTH Gel ), 20 units daily intramuscularly, was started but had to be discontinued 3 weeks later because of excessive fluid retention.
On Friday, April 20, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI, abolished the whole idea saying he " showed doubt about the concept of limbo ".
However, the book On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon, which has long been ascribed to Aristarchus, says that he calculated the distance to the sun to be between 18 and 20 times the distance to the Moon, whereas the true ratio is about 389. 174.
On April 20, Kennedy sent a memo to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, asking Johnson to look into the status of America's space program, and into programs that could offer NASA the opportunity to catch up.
On 20 August 1233, Andrew had a meeting with the legate of Pope Gregory IX in the woods of Bereg, and they made an agreement which ensured the privileges of the clergy.
On May 7, 1946, Morita and Ibuka founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha ( Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the forerunner of Sony Corporation ) with about 20 employees and initial capital of ¥ 190, 000.
On August 20, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt established the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve, which formed the heart of the Tongass National Forest that covers most of the region.
On September 20, 1991 the Supreme Soviet of Belarus passed resolution " On the formation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus " and on January 11, 1992 resolution " On the Armed Forces deployed in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
On March 18, 1992 the parliament passed resolution " On the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus " that bound the government " to start the formation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus as of March 20, 1992 " and " to submit to the Supreme Soviet for approval the suggested structure of the Armed Forces, their size and order of their material and technical supplies ".
On 20 June the deputies of the Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath, swearing not to separate until a constitution had been established.
On March 20, 2006, Borland announced its acquisition of Gauntlet Systems, a provider of technology that screens software under development for quality and security.
On July 10, 2006, a concrete ceiling panel weighing 3 tons ( 2722 kg ) and measuring 20 by 40 ft ( 6. 1 by 12. 2 m ) fell on a car traveling on the two-lane ramp connecting northbound I-93 to eastbound I-90 in South Boston, killing Milena Del Valle, who was a passenger, and injuring her husband, Angel Del Valle, who was driving.
On July 1, 2005, Selig suspended Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers for 20 games and fined him $ 50, 000.
On June 26, 2009, Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, called for the U. S. to increase its manufacturing base employment to 20 % of the workforce, commenting that the U. S. has outsourced too much in some areas and can no longer rely on the financial sector and consumer spending to drive demand.
On October 20, 1991, gusty, hot winds fanned a conflagration along the Berkeley – Oakland border, killing 25 people and injuring 150, as well as destroying 2, 449 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units.
On the February 20, 2011, episode of Top Gear, James May had Bovril in an urn inside a Claas Dominator combine harvester in Norway, which was converted into a snow plough.
On November 20, 1955, he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show, where he infuriated the host.