Dec 10th - Dec 16th
December 10th, 1520: In direct
confrontation with the papacy Martin Luther burns an edict demanding him to
recant for his beliefs. On the same day in history in 1817
Mississippi enters the US union becoming the 19th state, 1896: Alfred Nobel
dies, this date is then chosen for the giving of the Nobel, 1996: In South
Africa Nelson Mandela signs a racial equality law, officially ending inequality
among the races.
December 11th, 1817: Indiana
enters the US union becoming the 20th state. On the same day in history in
1936: King Edward VIII of England abdicates the throne of England, 1941: The
Japanese imperial forces occupy Guam.
December 12th, 1452: The Catholic and
Orthodox churches unite. The union is an attempt to bring support by
the west against the Ottoman Empire in the last days of the Byzantine
Empire. This is a union that occurs on the west's terms it is doomed
to fail being considered a complete subjugation of the Orthodox people to
the Catholic faith by many in the Clergy and the leity. On the same
day in history in 1800: Washington DC becomes the capital of the United
December 13th, 1903: The first
flight of the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk.
December 14th, 1819: Alabama
enters the US union becoming the 22nd state. On the same day in history in
1927: Iraq gains its' independence from Great Britain, 1503: One of the
greatest astrologers of all time Nostradamus is born in France.
December 15th, 1791: The bill of
Rights is ratified in the United States. Also
on this day in history: 1877: The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison,
1966: The passing away of Walt Disney.
December 16th, 1431: King Henry VI of
England is crowned as the King of France as well. 1689: After the
"Glorious Revolution" England adopts the Bill of Rights,
1770: Beethoven is born in Germany. 1915: The great scientist Albert
Einstein published his "Theory of Relativity", 1916: The Russian
monk Rasputin is murdered by the aristocracy of Russia, 1944: Germany
launches a surprise attack against the west with several hundred thousand
troops and heavy armaments, the allies are completely taken by surprise in
what will be known as "The battle of the Bulge".