This Day in Time


December 2015

December 20 – It’s a Wonderful Life, indeed!

On This Day in Time, 69 years ago – December 20, 1946, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life debuted at the Globe Theater in New York City.  Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, the film was initially met with mixed… Continue Reading →

December 19 – Bill is Impeached

On This Day in Time, 17 years ago – December 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on two separate counts: one for perjury and one for obstruction of justice. The impeachment stemmed from… Continue Reading →

December 18 – The Official End of Slavery

On This Day in Time, 150 years ago – December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, officially abolishing slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment had quite the journey, having… Continue Reading →

December 17 – Eyes Turned Skyward

On This Day in Time, 112 years ago – on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully took to the skies, albeit briefly, in their self-built Wright Flyer 1.  This event marks the first powered, man-controlled and sustained flight… Continue Reading →

December 16 – Tea Anyone?

On This Day in Time, 242 years ago – December 16, 1773, American patriots initiated the Boston Tea Party and kicked off what would eventually become the American Revolution.  Angered by the Tea Act and the increased British stranglehold over the… Continue Reading →

December 15 – Gone With the Wind Premiers

On this day in time, 76 years ago – December 15, 1939, Gone with the Wind premiered in front of roughly 300,000 early film lovers in Atlanta, GA. The release was the climax of a three-day festival in Atlanta, which… Continue Reading →

December 14 – The Infamous Presidential Shoe-Dodge

Seven years ago, on December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then U.S. President George W. Bush.  al-Zaidi reportedly yelled “this is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog”  and “this is for… Continue Reading →

December 13 – Apollo 17: The Last to Walk on the Moon

When the crew of Apollo 17 rocketed into space at 12:33 a.m. on December 7, 1972, the American space program was riding high on the success of five previous lunar landings.  At that point, it seemed that nothing was beyond the… Continue Reading →

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