Dec. 31, 2011
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Dec. 31, 1879 - Thomas Edison publicly demonstrates the first practical incandescent lighting.
  • Jan. 1, 1993 - Czechoslovakia peacefully breaks into two countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Jan. 1, 1773 - The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace" is used for the first time in a worship service. British preacher John Newton composed the hymn to accompany a sermon on 1 Chronicles 17.
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Dec. 31, 2011