The Dundalk Eagle - - CHURCH NEWS -

By JOHN G. BAI­LEY Dec. 6, 1865: Thir­teenth Amend­ment of US Con­sti­tu­tion is rat­i­fied, abol­ish­ing slav­ery.

Dec. 7, 1941: Three hun­dred-fifty three car­rier­based planes of the Ja­panese Im­pe­rial Navy se­verely dam­age US naval pres­ence in the Pa­cific with sur­prise dawn at­tack on Pearl Har­bor, killing 2,403. Next day, Congress de­clares war on Ja­pan. Dec. 8, 1980: John Len­non, age 40, shot to death out­side his New York City home by Mark David Chap­man;

stricken mourn­ers gather within hours for im­promptu vig­ils. Dec. 9, 1964: John Coltrane Quar­tet records their great­est work, “A Love Supreme,” at Van Gelder Stu­dio in New Jersey.

Dec. 10, 1936: Ed­ward VIII signs In­stru­ment of Ab­di­ca­tion, giv­ing up the English throne so he can marry so­cialite and di­vorcee Wal­lis Simp­son. She grew up in Bal­ti­more and at­tended Old­fields School.

Dec. 11, 1917: Thir­teen black US sol­diers hanged for par­tic­i­pa­tion

in the Hous­ton Riot dur­ing World War I.

Dec. 12, 1800: Wash­ing­ton, D.C. es­tab­lished as US cap­i­tal. Thirty-six of the 40 bound­ary stones mark­ing the town’s ter­ri­tory still ex­ist in their orig­i­nal lo­ca­tions.

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