Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26th

1776: In the American Revolutionary War, The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton, and are thus forced to direct traffic at all the post-Christmas sales at the local mall.

1825: Several Imperial Russian army officers lead a coup attempt on Moscow... but fail when their troops learn most of the fighting would actually take place outdoors.

1982: Time Magazine's Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer. The second non-human to win the award is Ben Bernanke in 2009.


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