It Happened On #86

Goooood morning people! It’s the last weekend before Christmas. That means people are going to be out in hordes, trying to finish their last minute shopping. Do not set foot in malls unless you absolutely have to

It happened on December 22 1956… a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds, Colo, a western lowland gorilla whose name was a combination of Columbus and Ohio, was the daughter of Millie and Mac, two gorillas captured in French Cameroon, Africa, who were brought to the Columbus Zoo in 1951. Before Colo’s birth, gorillas found at zoos were caught in the wild, often by brutal means. In order to capture a gorilla when it was young and therefore still small enough to handle, hunters frequently had to kill the gorilla’s parents and other family members

Also on December 22 1968, Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower, both progeny of United States presidents, tie the knot in New York City

Julie was the daughter of Richard Nixon, and David the grandson of Dwight Eisenhower

Meanwhile, in Canada, on December 22 1973, Pierre Berton, Canadian author of non-fiction and a well-known television personality and journalist, was quoted in a Canadian Magazine as saying, “A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.”

The marriage would have been more interesting if Richard and Dwight were running for president at the same time

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