The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Encyclopedia Brittanica, Pearl Harbor, first Nobel Prize

This week in history


Dec. 5: 1634—Bishop Breaden of Westphalia invents Santa’s naughty and nice list. 1876—The pipe wrench patent given to Daniel C. Stillson. 1974—The Seattle Seahawks football team is born. 1990—Iraqi president/tyrant Saddam Hussein accepts idea of US-Iraqi talks to resolve the Gulf crisis. 2002—Sen. Strom Thurmond (R—SC) turns 100, making him the oldest and the longest-serving member of Congress. Born: Martin Van Buren, eighth US president (1782). Died: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1791). Bathtub Party Day. Today’s word: Sialoquent—speaking and spitting at the same time.

Dec. 6: 1768—The Encyclopedia Britannica’s first edition is published. Door-to-door sales are invented...

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