Saturday, December 31, 2022

History for December 31

History for December 31 -
Simon Wiesenthal 1908
  • 1695 - The window tax was imposed in Britain, which resulted in many windows being bricked up.
  • 1929 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played "Auld Lang Syne" as a New Year's Eve song for the first time.
  • 1947 - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were married.
  • 1978 - Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, DC. The event marked the end of diplomatic relations with the U.S.
  • 1997 - Michael Kennedy, 39-year-old son of the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in a skiing accident on Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
  • 1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin resigned. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was designated acting president.

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