Once Upon a Time in America (12.8.13)

Dec 8

  • 1941 – The United States declares war on Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • 1980 – John Lennon is murdered outside his New York City apartment by Mark David Chapman.

Dec 9

  • 1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in Indianapolis Indiana by Robert Welch Jr.

Dec 10

  • 1817 – Mississippi becomes the 20th state.
  • 1861 – Kentucky becomes the 13th state of the Confederacy.
  • 1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the 1st American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War.

Dec 11

  • 1816 – Indiana becomes the 19th state.

Dec 12

  • 1787 – Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state to ratify the Constitution.

Dec 13

  • 1636 – The National Guard is founded when the Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes 3 militia units.

Dec 14

  • 1819 – Alabama becomes the 22nd state.
  • 1971 – Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to walk on the moon on the Apollo 17 mission.
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