Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, November 6th – Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament, 1999.
Tuesday, November 7th – A bomb explodes in the U.S. Capitol’s Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages. A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claim the bomb is retaliation for U.S. military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon, 1983.
Wednesday, November 8th – Alaskan Proud: the Alaska Constitutional Convention convened at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, 1955.
Thursday, November 9th – Bones discovered in East Africa, in 1972, by Louis and Mary Leakey push human origins back 1 million years.
Friday, November 10th – German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall, 1989.
Saturday, November 11th – Albert Stevens and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record over South Dakota when, in 1935, they float to 72,395 feet in a balloon.
Sunday, November 12th – Commercial railway system, Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record with a rate of 501 kph (311 mph) in 2003.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.