Today in History December 27

The huge Art Deco theater is the anchor for John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s 12-acre complex, the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Tonight’s opening is a lavish stage show featuring dance by Martha Graham and vaudeville acts by Ray Bolger and others. It will be the top tourist destination in New York for years to come.

Delayed by weather, the Beagle finally sets sail with a 22-year-old Charles Darwin on board, setting out on what will be a five-year journey to explore the far reaches of the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Darwin’s extensive notes during the expedition will later be published as a popular travelogue.

The author of the bestselling book ‘Gorillas in the Mist‘ is found hacked to death at her isolated research station. Fossey was considered the leading expert on the endangered mountain gorilla, but the reclusive zoologist had made enemies in her campaigns against poachers and wildlife tourism.

Birthdays

Savannah Clark Guthrie 1971

Louis Pasteur  1822

John Allen Amos Jr. 1939

Claudio Castagnoli  1980

Categories: Friday Quote, Fun

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    • Thank you so much for commenting, sometimes it’s hard to tell if people are getting anything out of this weekly post. It a terrible, she showed us, educated us how smart these huge Gorilla’s and Chimps are. They loved her. Today Jane Goodall who carried her work forward has a charity set up at, I can’t remember the URL but Jan is just as fascinating and has taught us so much about these beautiful animal. You can see I love animals. Gorilla’s are totally fascinating to me. Have a great day. 🙂

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