As other news establishments look back, The Free Choice E-zine prefers to look toward the year ahead.
Australia celebrates its 120th anniversary today.
January 20 America will have a new President and Vice President as Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris (respectively) are sworn into office. Although whether or not outgoing President Donald Trump leaves peacefully remains to be seen.
Hopefully there will be enough vaccine supplies by this coming summer to inoculate the world against COVID-19, although it may still be awhile (2022?, 2023?) before the pandemic can be declared officially over.
Yet having a viable vaccine is the first step in the long term goal of getting this world back on its
And this humble E-zine will celebrate both its 2500th and 2600th posts in 2021.
This is career post #2461 for those interested.
OTHER ANNIVERSARIES AND EVENTS THIS COMING YEAR INCLUDE...🎉🥳
1,685TH ANNIVERSARY! (336)
December 25: Very first (known) Christmas celebration in Rome.
320TH ANNIVERSARY (1701)
October 9: What is now Yale University established.
255TH ANNIVERSARY (1766)
March 18: Great Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
230TH ANNIVERSARY (1791)
March 5: Vermont joins America as the 14th state.
June 1: Tennessee joins America as the 16th state.
210TH ANNIVERSARY (1811)
July 5: Venezuela declared its independence from Spain.
205TH ANNIVERSARY (1816)
December 11: Indiana joins America as the 19th state.
200TH ANNIVERSARY (1821)
February 24: Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
March 25: Greece established its independence.
August 10: Missouri joins America as the 24th state.
175TH ANNIVERSARY (1846)
December 28: Iowa joined America as the 29th state.
160TH ANNIVERSARY (1861)
January 29: Kansas joined America as the 34th state.
145TH ANNIVERSARY (1876)
March 10: Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.☎
135TH ANNIVERSARY (1886)
May 8: What we know today as Coca-Cola was invented.
125TH ANNIVERSARY (1896)
January 4: Utah joined America as the 45th state.
120TH ANNIVERSARY (1901)
January 1: The Commonwealth of Australia was established.
December 10: The very first Nobel Prizes🏅 were awarded.
105TH ANNIVERSARY (1916)
August 4: The Virgin Islands became an American territory.
100TH ANNIVERSARY (1921)
August 25: The end of World War 1.
September 8: The first Miss America (Margaret Gorman) was crowned.👑
85TH ANNIVERSARY (1936)
January 29: The Baseball⚾ Hall of Fame was established.
September 7: Popeye’s father Poopdeck Pappy first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
December 11: King Edward the VIII abdicated to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson.
80TH ANNIVERSARY (1941)
February 4: The United Service Organization was formed.
May 1: Citizen Kane debuted.
August 14: The Atlantic Charter was issued.
December 7: Infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that brought America into World War 2.
75TH ANNIVERSARY (1946)
July 5: The bikini debuted.
October 23: Very first meeting of the United Nations’ General Assembly.
November 12: The seriously dated and politically incorrect Disney movie Song of the South debuted, although ♫Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah♫ is still a great song.
70TH ANNIVERSARY (1951)
July 28: Disney’s version of Alice in Wonderland premiered.
Anything that debuted this year, including My Fair Lady on Broadway March 15.
November 13: The US Supreme Court struck down segregation of public buses!
60TH ANNIVERSARY (1961)
March 1: Then US President John F. Kennedy created the Peace Corps.
April 12: Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, making one complete orbit of Earth before returning.
55TH ANNIVERSARY (1966)
Anything that debuted, including the Adam West and Burt Ward version of Batman (January 12) and the original Star Trek September 8.
December 18: Animated version of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas debuted. Has been on TV every year since.
50TH ANNIVERSARY (1971)
April 30: The first Lunar Rover vehicle was used on the moon (by Apollo 15 astronauts).
November 13: Mariner 9 space probe reached Mars.
November 24: Criminal D. B. Cooper disappeared and has yet to be found.
45TH ANNIVERSARY (1976)
April 1: Apple Computers was established, no joke.
40TH ANNIVERSARY (1981)
June 12: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones 1) debuted.
35TH ANNIVERSARY (1986)
August 1: Howard the Duck: The Movie premiered.
August 25: Voyager 2 space probe said goodbye to Saturn.
November 26: Star Trek 4-The Voyage Home premiered.
30TH ANNIVERSARY (1991)
April 30: Russia and the US established the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
June 21: The Rocketeer movie debuted.
August 23: North American release of the Super NES video game system.
October 1: The first FOR DUMMIES book (DOS for Dummies) was published.
December 6: Star Trek 6-The Undiscovered Country premiered.
25TH ANNIVERSARY (1996)
September 29: North American release of the Nintendo 64 video game system.
20TH ANNIVERSARY (2001)
September 11: the cowardly terrorist attacks on US soil, including the World Trade Center and the crashing of United 93.
November 18: North American release of the Nintendo Game Cube console.
15TH ANNIVERSARY (2006)
November 19: North American release of the Nintendo Wii video game system.
10TH ANNIVERSARY (2011)
March 27: North American release of the Nintendo 3DS system.