12/18/11

Joe Stalin, Galt Wilson, Ebonics

On this day: December 18
President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (1915)

President Richard Nixon announces that the U.S. will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th (1972)

The Oakland, CA school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect (1996)

President Barack Obama attends a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

b: Joseph Stalin (1878), Robert Moses (1888), Douglas Fraser (1916), Randi Weingarten (1957); d: Alexei Kosygin (1980), W. Mark Felt (2008)


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