FYI December 22, 2016
Date Nut Bread, 1947 recipe
Date nut bread in a can
On this day:
1807 – The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.
1891 – Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
2010 – The repeal of the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Born on this day:
1550 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)
1765 – Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)
1839 – John Nevil Maskelyne, English magician (d. 1917)
1856 – Frank B. Kellogg, American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1888 – J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (d. 1972)
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