Dec 2014: December | 2014 | Geo Washington leads his troops across the Delaware in a surprise attack against the British. 1776
Dec 2014: Tucker keeps a vigil eye and keen nose on the icy and fog laden Delaware River, as he and George Washington lead the Continental Army in a surprise attack against the Hessians. | December 25, 1776
Nov 2014: November | 2014
Nov 2014: Dog is Great. Dog is Good. Let us thank Him for this food. By His paws we all are led, To fifty-seven sandwiches with mayo on white bread. Amen. | Fall 1621
Oct 2014: 2014 | October | The first Model T is sold in the US. 1908
Oct 2014: Fresh off the assembly line, Henry Ford unveils the newest in his line of horseless carriages-- the Model T. Named after his faithful companion, the vehicle sells for $256 fully equipped, and is available in any color-- as long as it is black. Hues such as golden and yellow appear years later. | October 1, 1908
Sep 2014: September | 2014 | Escorted by armed military, the Little Rock Nine attend classes. 1957
Sep 2014: September 24, 1957 Accompanied by the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine African-American students and their faithful dog attend their first classes at Little Rock Central High School. The nine students previously attended segregated schools in the Little Rock area, while the dog, Tucker, had previously attended Mr. Bob's School for Troubled Canines.
Aug 2014: August | 2014 | The three day Woodstock Music Festival begins on this day. 1969
Aug 2014: Mr. T and the Pound Puppies popularize the phrase "Dog Biscuits not Bombs" following their performance at the Snoopy and Woodstock Music Festival. | August 15-18, 1969
Jul 2014: July | 2014 | Apollo 11 lands on the moon. 1969
Jul 2014: July 20, 1969 Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Astrodog Tucker Dafer play the first game of fetch on the moon. "That's one small step for... My goodness, Tucker. You're right. Moon rocks do look just like tennis balls!"
Jun 2014: 2014 | June | President Eisenhower signs the order adding "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance 1954
Jun 2014: June 14, 1954 Paying homage to man's best friend, President Eisenhower signs the order adding "under Dog" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
May 2014: May | 2014 | The Union and Central Pacific Railways are joined together with a golden spike. 1869
May 2014: Representatives of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads meet at Promontory Summit, Utah. They commemorate the joining of East and West by driving in a golden named Tucker, err Spike. | May 10, 1869
Apr 2014: April | Paul Revere rides to warn of the British invasion. 1775 | 2014
Apr 2014: Listen my children and you shall hear Of the ride of Tucker and Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year... | One bark if by land, and two if by sea And I on the opposite shore will be... | In the hour of darkness, peril and need, Listening for hoof beats of that steed. | People will waken, their lips they will pucker, At the midnight message of Mr. Tucker. | April 18, 1975
Mar 2014: March | 2014 | Texans lose to Santa Anna at the Battle of the Alamo, a siege that began on February 23. 1836
Mar 2014: Frontiersmen Davie Crockett and Jim Bowie are among the 200 men who give their lives when Santa Anna leads his army against the Alamo defenders. Unperturbed by the turmoil around him, the lone survivor remarks, "Remember the Alpo." His words live on today. | March 6, 1836
Feb 2014: 2014 | February | Clyde Tombaugh discovers the planet Pluto. 1960
Feb 2014: Scientist and Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers a distant planet. | February 1, 1960 | Named from the Saxon word "tucian" -- to torment or to tug-- Tucker becomes the ninth planet in our solar system.
Jan 2014: January | 2014 | California Gold Rush begins 1848
Jan 2014: There's gold in them thar' hills! California's Gold Rush begins with the discovery of two large nuggets at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. Early on, gold is picked up off the ground. Later the gold is sluiced, allowing for the separation of the coveted gold and the unwanted tailings, as depicted here. | January 24, 1848
BC: So when I see you again next year, expect some style as well! | "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"
FC: And That's the Way it Was