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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Today in History

1929: Guy Lombardo plays “Auld Lang Syne” on the radio for the first time.

1923: The BBC broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.

1904: To commemorate the official opening of the headquarters of The New York Times, Adolf Ochs, the publisher of the paper, throws the first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.

1879: Thomas Edison gives the first public demonstration of electric incandescent light.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Tom! (still crankin' out Christmas cards over here...)

Jo Jo said...

So glad we have lights, how about you? Loved the boxing WII video Mary posted.

Becky said...

um, here's a little history. Jenny started the crazy NYE tradition of running around the house barefoot carrying something you would like to improve upon 12 years ago today. LOVE IT! :)