jeffreylauckOn Christmas Day 1914, British and German troops fighting along the Western Front took a break from The Great War to play a friendly soccer match and exchange Christmas gifts.
Merry Christmas everyone! #funwithhistorybyjeff3mon
oatmealyes Check out my Christmas cookies Jeff, you're gunna like them.
jeffreylauck240 years ago today, Boston Harbor was rocked by one of the most significant antebellum events of the American Revolution. On the night of December 16, 1773, about 100 members of the Sons of Liberty boarded the British East India Company ships the Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver and dumped all 353 crates of tea into Boston Harbor. The estimated cost of the tea was about $15,000, or over $1.5 million dollars today. The Sons of Liberty had acted out of protest of the Tea Act of 1773, which have the British East India Company a virtual monopoly on the tea markets. Parliament, not at all happy about Boson Harbor being turned into a giant teapot with stolen property, passed the Intolerable Acts, which effectively closed down Boston Harbor and stripped Massachusetts of all autonomy. It was outrage to this latest act that primarily sparked the conflict that would become the War for American Independence. #FunWithHistoryByJeff3mon