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WRGRC Virtual Holiday Party
December 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This year we will be adjusting our “norms” and holding a virtual holiday party. The format will be somewhat like the August club meeting where we shared dog-related information and tips, but the party conversations will be lighter and not all dog-centered. While this will not be the “official WRGRC 50th anniversary celebration,” for part of our conversation we will reflect on some of our favorite memories of WRGRC activities over the years. Please be thinking back for your favorite memory of the club – – funny, sad, proud, or otherwise – – to share. Feel free to bring pictures, ribbons, awards, etc. to show to illustrate your memory. (If you are a guest or newer member, this is a good way to learn about the club, and there will be additional conversation topics with which you may feel more comfortable.)
- 1851 – Joel Roberts Poinsette, physician, amateur botanist, statesman, politician, died. In the late 1820’s, while the U.S. minister to Mexico, he introduced the Euphorbia Pulcherima, now commonly known as the Poinsettia, to his homeland.
- 1897 – Laura Hope Crews, actress who played Aunt Pittypat in “Gone With the Wind,” was born in San Francisco.
- 1901 – Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1913 – The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence, Italy, after having been stolen from the Louvre.
- 1915 – Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
- 2000 – U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Bush v. Gore ruling.