Events of Early December

What happened in the first half of the last month of the year?
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Dec. 1, 1743 – Birthday of German chemist Martin Klaproth, discoverer of this element, which is now used in nuclear reactors.
Dec. 1, 1918 – This North Atlantic country becomes independent of Denmark.
Dec. 1, 1942 – The U.S. begins rationing of this substance. Consumers are allowed four gallons a week.
Dec. 2, 1970 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is established under this President’s administration.
Richard Nixon
Dec. 3, 1818 – This “Prairie State,” birthplace of Ronald Reagan, becomes the 21st to enter the Union.
Dec. 3, 1942 – Birthday of Peter Schultz, inventor of this improvement upon copper wiring.
Optical fiber
Dec. 4, 1954 – The first of this restaurant chain, “The Home of the Whopper,” is opened in Miami.
Burger King
Dec. 5, 1782 – This 8th U.S. President is born in New York State, of Dutch ancestry.
Martin van Buren
Dec. 6, 1877 – This man records “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on his new invention, the phonograph.
Thomas Edison
Dec. 7, 1787 – This state becomes the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Dec. 7, 1863 – Birthday of this business leader and partner of Alvah Roebuck.
Richard Sears
Dec. 7, 1941 – The U.S. Pacific Fleet is victim of a surprise attack by this nation.
Dec. 8, 1765 – This inventor of the cotton gin is born in Massachusetts.
Eli Whitney
Dec. 9, 1793 – New York City’s first daily newspaper is established by this dictionary author.
Noah Webster
Dec. 10, 1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending a war between the U.S. and this country.
Dec. 10, 1817 – This “Magnolia State,” birthplace of Oprah Winfrey, becomes the 20th to join the Union.
Dec. 10, 1851 – Birthday of this librarian, developer of a decimal system for organizing books.
Melvil Dewey
Dec. 11, 1816 – This “Hoosier State,” birthplace of David Letterman, becomes the 19th to enter the Union.
Dec. 11, 1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the last mission to land on this heavenly body.
The Moon
Dec. 12, 1630 – Birthday of Olof Rudbeck, discoverer of the system of vessels which carry this fluid throughout your body.
Dec. 12, 1901 – This inventor claims to have sent the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
Guglielmo Marconi
Dec. 13, 1818 – Mary Todd is born in Lexington, KY, to a distinguished family. She would marry this man, later a U.S. President.
Abraham Lincoln
Dec. 13, 1642 – Near Australia, Dutch sailor Abel Tasman discovers a group of islands which would become this country.
New Zealand
Dec. 14, 1911 – Roald Amundsen, an explorer from this country, leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
Dec. 14, 1819 – This state, “The Heart of Dixie,” becomes the 22nd to join the Union.
Dec. 15, 1832 – This engineer, designer of the Statue of Liberty’s framework, is born in France.
Gustave Eiffel
Dec. 15, 1938 – Construction begins in Washington, D.C. on a memorial to this third U.S. President.
Thomas Jefferson
Dec. 15, 1791 – This addendum to the U.S. Constitution becomes law.
Bill of Rights
Level 27
Oct 7, 2012
Marconi doesn't work.
Level 86
Mar 23, 2014
fiber optic cable should work as should just typing in Eiffel, i even had added gustav but leaving off the e prevented me from getting credit. otherwise very nice quiz!