This day in history!

1409 – The University of Leipzig opened. 1755 – The second Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed by fire. 1763 – Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in the United States. 1775 – The USS Alfred became the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag(the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones. […]

via December 2 in history — Homepaddock

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