Once Upon a Time in America (12.1.13)

Dec 1

  • 1885 – Dr Pepper is served for the 1st time in a drug store in Waco TX.
  • 1913 – The 1st moving assembly line is introduced at the Ford Motor Company.

Dec 2

  • 1939 – La Guardia Airport is opened in New York City.
  • 1970 – The Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.

Dec 3

  • 1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st state

Dec 4

  • 1954 – The 1st Burger King opens in Miami FL

Dec 5

  • 1848 – President James Polk announces that large amounts of gold have been discovered in California.
  • 1933 – Prohibition ends when the state of Utah ratifies the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
  • 1955 – The AFL-CIO is formed when the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge.

Dec 6

  • 1865 – Slavery is banned when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.
  • 1884 – The Washington Monument is completed.

Dec 7

  • 1787 – Deleware is the 1st state to ratify the Constitution.
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