FYI December 21, 2016
CROSSWORD PUZZLE DAY
On this day:
1861 – Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
1883 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment, the first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed.
1913 – Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross”, the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.
1919 – American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
1936 – First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.
Born on this day:
1795 – Jack Russell, English priest, hunter, and dog breeder (d. 1883)
1805 – Thomas Graham, Scottish chemist and academic (d. 1869)
1890 – Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1892 – Rebecca West, English journalist and author (d. 1983)
1972 – Gloria De Piero, English journalist and politician, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
by Erik Shilling: In 1912, Thousands of Women Rallied Against ‘Useless’ Christmas Giving Members of The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving were known as Spugs.
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