Year End Weasel Watching

The New Year is upon us and the Watcher’s Council members have submitted their last official articles chronicling the most weasely acts of 2008.

Today is December 31st, New Years Eve, and it has proven to be historic in nature. This day in history has ushered in the following:

  • 1864 – The above image appeared in Harper’s Magazine depicting President Lincoln having mercy on Confederate Forces and ushering in reconciliation for the divided nation.
  • 1879 – Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of an electric incandescent lamp.
  • 1938 – The first breath test for drivers, “drunkometer,” was introduced in Indianapolis.
  • 1946 – President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
  • 1961 – The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than 12 billion in foreign aid.
  • 1963 – Central African Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was formally dissolved.
  • 1964 – The al-Fatah guerrillas of Yasser Arafat launched their first terrorist raid on Israel.
  • 1987 – Robert Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president.
  • 1999 – Panama Canal officially turned over to Panama.

Please enjoy the final entries of 2008. Happy New Year!!

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions