Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 24th

1294: Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned due to a conflict of interest with his Christmas ornament business.

1906: Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and 75 Geico commercials.

1973: District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.... because there weren't enough government workers in D.C. already.


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