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This day in 1719 was the first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis in New England.
On this day in 1844 Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth extracted after receiving an anesthetic for the dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, was the anesthetic.
In 1928, in Buenos Aires, police thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover.
In 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
And in 1961 the first direct American military support for South Vietnam occurred when a U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon.
Quote of the Day
“As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this.”
First up, TSO.
Next, some Sidewalk Prophets.
And the Royal Guardsmen.