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On December 18, 1620, passengers from the British merchant ship, Mayflower, commonly known as “Pilgrims” go ashore at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.  They settle in an area cleared previously by the Native American Wampanoag tribe.  

JFK said that his mother, Rose, contributed to his interest in history because she took her children to visit all the historic sites in the Boston area including Plymouth Rock.

On December 18, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson married Edith Boling Galt.  Edith Galt Wilson died in 1961 at the age of 89.

On December 18, 1961, the music group “The Tokens” hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” reached #1 on the “BILLBOARD” charts.  The tune would go on to become one of the popular songs of all time.

Its origin can be traced back to 1938 when Zulu singers & dancers led by Solomon Linda recorded “Mbube” (Lion).


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