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.
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..