Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fun and Interesting Facts for the Class: Great for all grade levels

For the Month of December-
December 10, 1830- Poet Emily Dickinson was born.

December 11, 1844- Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth extracted after receivingan anesthetic (laughing gas) for the dental procedure.

December 13, 1759- The first music store in America opened.

December 14, 1799- George Washington died at the age of 67.

December 15, 1939- The movie Gone With the Wind, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew's Grand Theater in Atlanta.

December 16, 1773- Colonial patriots, dressed like Indians, dumped nearly 350 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. This is now known as the Boston Tea Party.

December 17, Oville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful gasoline-powered airplaine flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

December 18, 1936- Su-Lin, the first giant panda to come to the U.S. from China, arrived in San Francisco, California. It was sold to the Brookfield Zoo in Illinios for $8,750.

December 21, 1937- Walt Disney debuted the first full-length animated feature in Hollywood, California--Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

December 22, 1882- Thomas Edison created the first string of Christmas tree lights.

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