Archive for December 22nd, 2018

TOY TRAINS FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING IN 1911

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The Ives Manufacturing Corporation made toy trains from 1868 to
1932.  For decades, Ives made clockwork trains, but created its
first electric train in 1910.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising on this day in 1989.

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Foreign protesters campaign against the Ceaucescu regime.

Executed: Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania in 1989 but were caught and executed
Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania but were 
caught and executed in Targoviste on Christmas Day.

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The above photo shows the wall where the two were shot. The site
became part of a museum in 2013.

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Richard Colvin Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, is a British terrorist who attempted to detonate an explosive device packed
into his shoes
while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to
Miami on this day in 2001.

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One of Richard Reid’s explosive shoes.

Sideview of 767 on climbout against a pale blue sky. A blue, white and red cheat-line runs the full length of the fuselage, above which says "American". The vertical tail sports two "A"s, between which is a simplified eagle.

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