Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
December IInd, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Just a pick a day Dave, pick any day & there are many historical facts for students to learn!
On December IInd:
I. MDCXX (1620): The English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
II. MDCCLXXVII (1777): British General Howe is plotting an attack on General Washington's Army, set for December IVth.
III. MDCCCIV (1804): Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris, in fact: he crowns himself.
IV. MCMXXVII (1927): The first Model A car is sold for $385.00 by the Ford Motor Company Limited of Dearborn, Michigan, The United States Of America.
V. MMI (2001): Enron files in the Southern District of New York for Chapter XI (11) bankruptcy.
A Stand-Up Double,
Source: "The Memoirs Of Napoleon Bonaparte" & Timelines of History.