Daily Calendar for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Died

  • Samuel Johnson(writer)
  • Rebecca Bates
  • Grandma Moses(artist)

Born

  • Joseph Howe(Nova Scotian official)
  • Clark Mills(sculptor)
  • Mary Todd Lincoln(U.S. First Lady)
  • Anthony B. Heinsbergen(muralist)
  • Archie Moore(boxer)
  • Dick Van Dyke(actor)
  • Christopher Plummer(Canadian actor)
  • John Davidson(singer)
  • Ted Nugent(musician)
  • Steve Buscemi(actor)
  • Johnny Whitaker(actor)
  • Jamie Foxx(actor)
  • Amy Lee(singer)

Events

  • New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
  • Reverend Eleazar Wheelock founded Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., with a royal charter. His intention was to provide education and instruction of Youth and of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.
  • The San Diego city council hired moisture accelerator Charles Hatfield to bring rain to the city’s nearly empty reservoirs. He did his job so well that by the end of January, 28 inches of rain had fallen, causing major flooding. The council refused to pay him and he fled town with his secret formula.
  • Woodrow Wilson became the first US President to visit European countries while in office, arriving France to attend the Versailles Conference.
  • The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar
  • Highest scoring game in NBA history. Detroit Pistons 186 — Denver Nuggets 184, triple OT.

Weather

  • Tampa, Florida, experienced a severe freeze with a temperature of 18 degrees F

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