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I read in the local paper today that the Billings water lines are replaced on average every 100 years!  I had to read that line at least 3 times.  Let me get this straight.  We have water lines that were installed in 1917 still in place...
This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More
This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info) 1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)
This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More
This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info) 1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’
This Day in History for December 11 – Bernie Madoff Arrested and More
This Day in History for December 11 – Bernie Madoff Arrested and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1941 – Following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States (More info) 1946 – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — UNICEF — is established (More info)
This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More
This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info) 1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)
This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More
This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info) 1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info) 1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the United States (More info) 1965 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ debuts on CBS, airi
This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More
This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info) 1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)
This Day in History for December 1 – Rosa Parks Arrested and More
This Day in History for December 1 – Rosa Parks Arrested and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1824 – Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams (More info) 1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing the time needed to build a car from 12 hours to just under three (More info)
This Day in History for November 17 – Suez Canal Opens and More
This Day in History for November 17 – Suez Canal Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1869 – The Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, opens in Egypt (More info) 1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts the movie ‘Heidi’ instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the US (More info) Read

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