On This Date In 1818 Illinois entered the Union as the 21st state, taking its name from the Illinois Confederation—a group of Algonquian-speaking tribes native to the area.
On This Date In 1847 Frederick Douglass established the abolitionist paper The North Star, in Rochester, NY, and developed it into the most influential black antislavery paper published during the antebellum era.
On This Date In 1935 Leslie Lynch King legally changed his name to Gerald R. Ford Jr., having never been formally adopted after his mother, Dorothy, married Gerald Rudolff Ford, on February 1, 1916.
On This Date In 1946 My Darling Clementine is released, a western film directed by John Ford, and based on the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
On This Date In 1965 The Beatles released Rubber Soul, the sixth UK studio album and the eleventh US release.
On This Date In 1967 The first human-to-human Heart Transplant was performed.
On This Date In 1970 Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy, and in 1971 Pat Sullivan won - a three-season starter at Auburn, and was the first Heisman winner from one of John Heisman's old schools.
On This Date In 1983 Show No Mercy is released, the debut album by American thrash metal band Slayer.
On This Date In 2009 A Taiwanese animated recreation of Tiger Woods' crash became an internet hit.
On This Date In 2009 A US Senate vote supports an amendment to support access to preventative healthcare for women.
On This Date In 2009 WHO stated the H1N1 Flu Pandemic might be declining in some countries
On This Date In 2009 The US and Japan commence the largest-ever joint military exercise as South Korea threatens the North with air strikes.
Happy Birthday Andy Williams (1927), Bobby Boyd (1937), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Daryl Hannah (1950), Rick Mears (1951), Benny Hinn (1952), Katarina Witt (1965), Brendan Fraser (1968), and Holly Marie Combs (1973).
RIP Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund (1895-1982), Helen Robson Walton (1919-2007), and Terri Schiavo (1963-2005).
Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!
On Nov.13 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 participants in this awesome Christmas Flash Mob. This is a must see!
Bend Oregon Christmas Parade Flash Mob
Dance erupts before the Bend Christmas parade. Over 100 dancers participated.
CHRISTMAS FLASHMOB!!! Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas"
More than 300 dancers performed to Mariah Careys All I Want For Chritstmas, at Carousel Center, a mall in Syracuse, NY. With just 1 rehearsal these dancers created this amazing stunt!
A Special Military Christmas Tribute
Please remember them in your prayers EVERY day. Thank you. They protect Our freedoms with their sacrifices.
U.S. MILITARY CHRISTMAS WHEN YOU ARE FAR AWAY
Christmas in the U.S. MILITARY: the men and woman never forget the yule tide.
If I Could Make It Snow - Christmas Song and Military Tribute
Remember our troops and their families this Christmas season.
A brief history of Christmas in the military. Well done!
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. ~W.J. Cameron
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. ~Andy Rooney
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. Cameron
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.