On this day in history…
218 B.C. — The Battle of the Trebia, where Hannibal’s Carthaginian troops crushed a Roman army under Tiberius Sempronius Longus. [Second Punic War].
1271 — Kublai Khan renames his empire Yuan, marking the official start of the Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia and China
1888 — Cliff Palace, in Mesa Verde were re-discovered by Richard Wetherill and his brother-in-law.
1898 — Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the land speed record in Jeantaud electric car, at the blazing speed of 39.245 mph (63.159 kph). Later on the same day de Chasseloup-Laubat beat that record with a top speed of 57.65 mph (92.78 kph), although this record would only stand a month before Camille Jenatzy would shatter it.
1932 — In the first ever NFL playoff game, the Chicago Bears defeated the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions) 9-0 in Chicago Stadium on a modified 80 yard long field.
and a political one, just for shits and giggles
2012 — President Obama stated [in reference to ObamaCare] bluntly,
“If you like your insurance, you can keep it. Period.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”
This turned out to be a lie, repercussions appear to be few to none.
1 in 3 Americans still believe the President.
[expect more lies from our ‘leaders’. What a prediction, eh?]