Friday, February 15, 2008

History - what happened on Feb 15th?

Some of the things that have happened on this date:

0399 Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death [poisoned by hemlock, I believe]

1764 St Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue

1768 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia

1804 New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery [great, not.]

1903 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom

1936 Hitler announces building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)

1965 John Lennon passes his driving test [who knew he could drive?]

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