Historic World Events / December (page 64)

December

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Train robbers reach the end of the line

Train robbers reach the end of the line

A guard, who was simply shot by brothers Frank, William, and Simeon Reno throughout a train robbery in May, dies of his wounds. His death so infuriated the general public that a band of vigilantes yanked the 3 brothers from their Indiana jail cell 5 days later and hanged them. …

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Sherman arrives in front of Savannah

Sherman arrives in front of Savannah

On today in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman completes his March to the Sea when he arrives before Savannah, Georgia. Since mid-November of this year, Sherman’s army have been sweeping from Atlanta over the state south and east towards Savannah, a definite of the ultimate Confederate seaports nevertheless unoccupied …

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Silent-film star and inventor of mechanical turn signal dies

Silent-film star and inventor of mechanical turn signal dies

On December 28, 1938, the silent-film star Florence Lawrence commits suicide in Beverly Hills. She was 52 yrs . old. Though she was absolute best identified on her behalf roles in almost 250 films, Lawrence was also an inventor: She created the initial “auto signaling arm,” a mechanical turn signal, …

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Continental Army enters winter camp at Valley Forge

Continental Army enters winter camp at Valley Forge

With the onset of the bitter winter cold, the Continental Army below General George Washington, in the field still, enters its winter camp at Valley Forge, 22 miles from British-occupied Philadelphia. Washington opt for website on the west bank of the Schuylkill River that may be successfully defended in the …

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