Archive for December 19th, 2010

ALMANAC PUBLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1732

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Benjamin Franklin began publishing the yearly almanac under
the pseudonym of Poor Richard or Richard Saunders. It was in
publication from 1732 to 1758 and was the best seller in the
colonies. Print runs reached 10,000 per year.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 200 TIMES!

        DOROTHY COLLINS FROM YOUR HIT PARADE (1950)

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1777

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General George Washington lead his army of nearly 11,000 poorly
nourished and battle fatigued men to the Valley Forge military camp
of the Continental Army in Pennsylvania. The ill-equipped army spent 
the winter there during the Revolutionary War. At one point the supply shortages caused nearly 4,000 men to be listed as unfit for duty. About
half of these men died from sickness and disease.

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Valley Forge became a National Historical Park in 1976.

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               George Washington’s headquarters

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TIM REID IS 66 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Tim Reid played DJ Venus Flytrap in the CBS TV sitcom
which ran from 1978 to 1982.

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FIRST PUBLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1843

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                A first edition copy of Dickens Ghost Story of Christmas.

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                            English author Charles Dickens

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