It Happened Today – December 17

By | Dec 17, 2012

A Happy Birthday goes goes to Barry Livingston born this day in 1953. Barry played Ernie Douglas (the youngest brother) on the 1960’s TV series “My Three Sons”.

The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790.

Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright went on the first successful manned and self-propelled airplane flights, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903

It was in 1933 that the New York Giants played the Chicago Bears in the first NFL championship game. The game was played at the Bears home field, Wrigley Fields. The Chicago Bears won by a narrow margin, 23-21.

In 1969 Project Blue Book, the US Government’s Air Force UFO Study received its order to terminate. The office would close in January 1970. the Air Force continues to provide the following summary of its investigations: 1) No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security; 2) There was no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represented technological developments or principles beyond the range of modern scientific knowledge; and 3) There was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” were extraterrestrial vehicles.

It was on this day in 1975 that George Manson’s follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Gerald R. Ford. she was released from prison on August 14, 2009.


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