Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29

Did you know…..

Until 46 B.C., December only had 29 days. But the Roman statesman Julius Caesar added two days to December, which made it 31 days.
Today in history:

Richard Atwater was born December 29, 1892

Molly Garrett Bang was born on December 29, 1943
She wrote Ten, Nine, Eight and The Paper Crane.  She has also won several Caldecott Honor Awards for her illustrations.
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was born in Staunton, Va., on December 29, 1856.

Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, was born in Raleigh, N.C., on December 29, 1808.

William E. Gladstone, the four-time prime minister of Great Britain, was born on December 29, 1809.

Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845.

Make your own mark in history and do something spectacular today!

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