John Muir dies, Apollo 8 snaps a picture of an earthrise, and the polluted Boston Harbor becomes a political weapon against Michael Dukakis.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Dec. 24, 1914: John Muir
, founder of the Sierra Club and inspiration for some of America’s most iconic National Parks, dies in Los Angeles at age 76.
Dec. 24, 1968:
The three-man crew of the Apollo 8 spacecraft become the first to orbit the moon, and they send a Christmas Eve gift back to earth: The first-ever picture of an earthrise
Dec. 24, 1991:
Three years after a polluted Boston Harbor becomes a campaign weapon in George H.W. Bush’s Presidential campaign against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, sewage dumping into Boston Harbor ceases.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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