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Dates That Matter

Upcoming Dates and Topics:

December 10, 1898 - Clue: The US signs another Treaty of Paris.
Answer: The US signs the Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish American War.

December 11, 1936 - Clue: A king gives up his throne for the woman he loves.
Answer: King Edward VIII abdicates his throne to marry.

December 12, 1901 - Clue: A message is sent with the help of a kite.
Answer: Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio waves from North America to Europe using an antenna mounted on a kite.

December 13, 1621 - Clue: The Pilgrims send their first export to England.
Answer: Robert Cushman, a British explorer and businessman, helps the new Pilgrim settlers trade furs to England.

December 14, 1799 - Clue: A national hero dies of a sore throat.
Answer: George Washington, the first President, dies of a throat infection at his home Mount Vernon after doctors bled him in hopes of a cure.

December 15, 1791 - Clue: A document written by James Madison becomes a fundamental symbol of freedom in the new United States.
Answer: The Bill of Rights is ratified.

December 16, 1773 - Clue: Residents of Boston stage a protest.
Answer: Angry residents of Boston throw a shipload of tea into Boston Harbor.