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Today in History:
1893: Henry Ford completes his first useful one-cylinder gas motor, which he tested in the kitchen with his wife.
1923: Calvin Coolidge lights the first national Christmas tree.
1948: The first house in the US to be completed solar heated was occupied in Dover, Massachusettes.
1979: Soviet tanks move into Afghanistan.
Happy Birthday to:
1809: Kit Carson
1818: James Prescott Joule, the English physicist who laid the foundations of the laws of conservation, by demonstrating that the various forms of energy could all be converted to one another.
1905: Howard Hughes.