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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Every once in awhile we need to shake things up a bit here at Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers. After some brainstorming we came up with a few ideas we plan to introduce to the blog every so often. One of these new features is This Day in History. Why? Because it’s fun to learn what happened on a particular date in years gone by (and sometimes we just can’t think of anything to blog about!) Today we kick off This Day in History with some of the notable events that have taken place on November 19th.

1492—Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico on his second voyage

1620—the Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and begins to explore the coast

1805—Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

1861—Julia Ward Howe writes “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

1863—Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address

1895—the pencil is patented

1916—Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn form Goldwyn Pictures

1919—the U.S. rejects the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

1959—“Rocky & His Friends” debuts on television

1965—Kellogg’s introduces Pop Tarts

1969—Apollo astronauts Conrad and Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the moon

1985—Regan and Gorbachev meet for the first time

1997—the first set of septuplets to survive infancy are born