December 15th in History

An episode of Pokemon makes people sick! In other news, the US recognizes China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years. It's the birthday of Emperor Nero, Gustave Eiffel, Freeman Dyson, and Tim Conway; Izaak Walton, Sitting Bull, Walt Disney, and Oral Roberts die. Happy Zamenhof Day!

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January 4th in History

The Burj Khalifa opens, Sputnik 1 crashes, and Jesse Ventura becomes governor of Minnesota! Archbishop Ussher, Sir Isaac Newton, and Louis Braille are born; Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Albert Camus, and T. S. Eliot die. Happy Hwinukan Mukee!

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January 5th in History

The Golden Gate Bridge! In other news, Alfred Dreyfus is convicted of treason, Ford institutes a "living wage" policy, Mr. Green Jeans and Superman are born, Silent Cal and Sonny Bono die.

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January 6th in History

The Washington National Cathedral opens! Joan of Arc, Carl Sandburg, Tom Mix, Kahil Gibran, and John DeLorean are born; Teddy Roosevelt, Dizzy Gillespie, and Rudolf Nureyev die. Happy National Technology Day!

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