The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Mona Lisa recovered, Ike gets fifth star, Tasmania

This week in history


Dec. 12: 1913—The Mona Lisa is recovered two years after being stolen from the Louvre. Born: Dionne Warwick (1940). Died: Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman AKA Douglas Fairbanks (1939). Poinsettia Day. Today’s Word: Quomodocunquize—to make money by any means possible.

Dec. 13: 1642—Abel Tasman discovers New Zealand and apparently red spinning devils. 1759—Philadelphia hosts the first music store in the American colonies. 1961—Country and western music has its first million seller record, Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John. Born: Dick Van Dyke (1925). Violin Day. Today’s Word: Blowsabella—a rough, red-faced female with disheveled hair.

Dec. 14: 1836—Today marks the end of a somewhat b...

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