Friday, December 11, 2009

December 13th

1294: Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; setting a precedent for head football coaches at Notre Dame in the 2000's.

1769: Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, and a naming rights deal from the local rum shop.

1981: General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity and MTV.

2006: The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is officially announced as extinct... proving that most dolphin dishes at Chinese restaurants are probably just chicken.


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