Here’s a few highlights from this week in history. For more daily history events like my Author Page on Facebook.
December 14: Alabama enters Union as 22nd state (1819)
December 15: Bill of Rights is ratified (1791)
December16: Boston Tea Party – Colonists in Massachuttes board 3 British ships dressed as Indians and throw tea overboard to protest tea tax (1773)
December 17: Orville and Wilbur Wright make first successful airplane flight (1903)
December 18: Mayflower lands at Plymouth (1620)
December 19: Benjamin Franklin publishes Poor Richard’s Almanack under pen name Richard Saunders (1732)
December 20: French surrender New Orleans and part of Louisiana to Americans without a shot fired (1803)