The HMS Beagle makes sail for the Galapagos Islands, and an earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggers a tsunami.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Dec. 26, 2004:
In one of the worst natural disasters in human history, a massive earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggers a tsunami that kills an estimated 300,000 people
. Deaths are recorded as far away as Somalia, on the other side of the Indian Ocean.
Dec. 26, 2007:
Rats with wings, or cherished, competitive pets? A U.S. Appeals court rules for the former, upholding a ban by the City of Chicago on keeping racing pigeons
within the city limits. The Chicago ordinance says the pigeons’ feathers and poop are a health and environmental hazard.
Dec. 26, 2011:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that gray wolves in the Great Lakes region would be removed from endangered species protection
. FWS says there are 4,000 wolves in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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