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December 22 2010

Good morning folks! It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week and oh so close to Christmas! Only 3 days and 9 days till New Years. Get the wine glasses shined and ready for the weekend! Let’s see what else happened on December 22:

1807 – The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.

1849 – The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.

1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.

1964 – First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).

1965 – In the United Kingdom, a 70mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.

Taken from Wikipedia.

Random trivia : A typical American driver will honk the horn 15,250 times in their life. Did you honk today?


Written by lordsinsurancelog

December 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm