Countdown to the New Year – December 30th

On this day in history…
December 30th

1817 – 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona).

1861 – The US, banks stop payments in gold.

Question of the Day:

What rule revolutionized the game of Professional Basketball on this day 57 years ago?

Answer: The 24-second shot clock (Rochester vs. Boston 1954).

Check back tomorrow for the final Countdown to 2012!

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