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December 29 2010

Happy Wednesday! 3 days until the New Year! Hurrah! Do you have your party hats and streamers ready? Let’s see what else happened on December 29th in the past:

1813 – British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
1851 – The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1965 – Filming began on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in England.
1966 – The Beatles start the recording session that would become the hit single Penny Lane at Abbey Road Studio.
1989 – Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

Source : Wikipedia

Random trivia : A bar of gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

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Written by lordsinsurancelog

December 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Lords Insurance