2001-12-20 / Other News

THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY

THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY

THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY

By Mark Andrews ©2001 Tribune Media Services. Inc.

Dec. 25, 336: the first recorded celebration of Christmas took place in Rome.. In 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack on Hessian forces at Trenton, N.J.

Dec. 26,1954: "The Shadow" aired for the last time on radio. In 1996, JonBenet Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen, was found beaten and strangled in her home in Boulder, CO. The slaying remains unsolved.

Dec. 27, 1900: militant prohibitionist Carry A. Nation walked into the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan., and proceeded with her first public smashing of a bar. In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York.

Dec. 28, 1065: Westminster Abbey opened in London. In 1945, Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dec. 29,1890: 300 Sioux in South Dakota were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them in what became known as the Wounded Knee massacre.

Answer to last week’s question: This week in 1832, Vice President John Calhoun resigned over disagreements with President Andrew Jackson, becoming the first U.S. vice president to quit the office.

This week’s question: In early January 1987, who was the first female artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

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