Saturday, December 8, 2012

12 December History and Importance of the Day


Kenya Independence Day



1800 - Washington DC established as capital of US

1901 - 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

1911 - Delhi replaced Calcutta as the capital of India

1914 - The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average - 24.39%.

1957 - Manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

1959 - UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space was established

1968 - Arthur Ashe became the 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

1979 - Gold hit record $462.50 an ounce

1980 - USA's copyright law was amended to include computer programs


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12 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management




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