Friday, December 26, 2008

In history

1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to
address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, warning that Axis
would "stop at nothing"
1947, heavy snow blanketed the Northeast, burying New York City under
26.4 inches of snow in 16 hours; the severe weather was blamed for some
80 deaths
1988, crash investigators uncover wreckage which may hold the key to
the Lockerbie air disaster
1990, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei affirms that the death sentence on
writer Salman Rushdie for alleged blasphemy will remain in force
1991, Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction

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