04 December 2012

Timeline December 4 & 5

December 4
1585  John Cotton, American Puritan leader, was born.
1619  38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembarked in Virginia and gave thanks to God.
1674  Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan.
1783  Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
1909  The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
1945  The US Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.

December 5
771   Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks,
1492  Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
1775  At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1782  Martin Van Buren, the eighth U.S. president 1837-41 and the first to be born after the country was formed, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y. [My 3rd cousin 6 times removed]
1791  Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna at age 35.
1839  George Armstrong Custer, American cavalry officer was born.
1901  Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, philosopher and nobel laureate, was born.
1901  US national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.

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