Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, November 20th – Alaskan Proud: Igloo No. 4, a Pioneers of Alaska Chamber of Commerce member organization, held its organizational meeting at Fairbanks, 1909.
Tuesday, November 21st – Mayflower expedition leaders frame the “Mayflower Compact,” a first attempt at governance designed to bolster unity among the colony settlers.
Wednesday, November 22nd – A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week, 1919.
Thursday, November 23rd – The Brothers Wright, cyclists turned aviators, commence a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes, 1909.
Friday, November 24th – Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce, 1995.
Saturday, November 25th – Eleven nations, in 1964, give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency—one of today’s strongest currencies.
Sunday, November 26th – Colonial revolutionary and first U.S. President, George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution, 1789.
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.