Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24th

1294: Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V. So once again the final score, Boniface 8 Celestine 5.

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

1973: District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local liars, drunkards, and crack addicts.


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