Thursday Thirteen


12/5/1456 – Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die

12/5/1492 – Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

12/5/1893 – 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges

***12/5/1929 – 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

12/5/1933 – 21st Amendment ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed

12/5/1951 – “Dragnet” premieres

12/5/1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

12/5/1969 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

12/5/1976 – Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards

12/5/1981 – France performs nuclear test

12/5/1982 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

12/5/1985 – Great Britain performs nuclear test

12/5/2008 – OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

***BONUS: 12/5/1929 was a Thursday!!!


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