On this day December 29

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

1940 – During World War II, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London.

1975 – A bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. 11 people were killed.

1986 – The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL, reopened for business after eighteen years and $47 million expended on restoration.

1997 – Hong Kong began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire population, for fear of the spread of ‘bird flu.’

1999 – The Nasdaq composite index closed at 4,041.46. It was the first close above 4,000.