TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Dec. 2, 1816

The first sav­ings bank in the United States, the Philadel­phia Sav­ings Fund So­ci­ety, opened for business. ALSO ON THIS DATE

1859

Mil­i­tant abo­li­tion­ist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the pre­vi­ous Oc­to­ber.

1927

Ford Mo­tor Co. un­veiled its Model A au­to­mo­bile that re­placed its Model T.

1961

Cuban leader Fidel Cas­tro de­clared him­self a Marx­ist-Lenin­ist who would even­tu­ally lead Cuba to Com­mu­nism.

1982

In the first op­er­a­tion of its kind, doc­tors at the Univer­sity of Utah Med­i­cal Center im­planted a per­ma­nent ar­ti­fi­cial heart in the chest of re­tired den­tist Dr. Bar­ney Clark, who lived 112 days with the de­vice.

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