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December 9, 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday. December 9, 1868: the world’s first traffic light was erected near Westminster Bridge in London; however, it was removed a month later after a gas leak caused one of the lights to explode. 2002 United […]

December 8, 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday eve. On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Go Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary released today.  Everyone […]

December 7, 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, drawing the United States into World War II. More than 2,300 Americans were killed.  Go to article […]

December 6, 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1917: Finland declares independence from the Russian Empire. 1994: Orange County, Calif., filed for bankruptcy protection due to investment losses of about $2 billion. Go to article » The Elgin Marbles may finally return to Greece, 200 […]

December 5, 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Monday. Walt Disney, b.1901. Joan Didion, b. 1934 Where on Earth does the sun rise first?  On our rotating, spherical planet, the sun is endlessly creeping over the horizon. But where does the first sunrise of […]