Lost and Found – December 27th Edition

What to remember about December 27th…

    • 1831  British naturalist Charles Darwin leaves England aboard HMS Beagle on surveying expedition of southern Atlantic and Pacific
    • 1836  American pioneer and “Father of Texas” Stephen Fuller Austin dies of pneumonia (b. 1793)
    • 1941  Rationing program begins in U.S. when federal Office of Price Administration mandates no driver can own more than five tires
    • 1944  FDR orders the National Guard to sieze Montgomery Ward plants because of refusals to allow unionization
    • 1945  International Monetary Fund and World Bank are created; agreement to organize was signed in July at the Breton Woods Conference
    • 1968  Crew of Apollo 8 splashes down safely after becoming 1st humans to orbit the Moon
    • 1979  Soviets begin to send an additional 75,000 troops to Afghanistan in 10-year bid to support puppet communist regime
    • 2002  Raëlian bishop and Clonaid CEO Brigitte Boisselier announces 1st human reproductive cloning success with birth of baby Eve; scientists sceptical and no proof ever supplied
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