Thursday, December 31, 2009
Today is the 365th day of 2009 and the 11th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1759, the first Guinness brewery was founded in Dublin, Ireland.
In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the bill admitting West Virginia into the United States.
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In 1923, the BBC broadcast the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.
TODAY'S FACT: West Virginia, a new state created from Virginia counties that chose not to secede from the Union, was originally named Kanawha..