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1741: First centigrade thermometer, by Anders Celsius. It was upside down, with the freezing point at 100, and boiling at 0! Everybody waited until he died to flip it over.
1758: Halley’s comet first spotted on its reappearance, the first fulfilled prediction of a comet.
1776: Washington crosses the Delaware.
1941: World premiere of White Christmas, sung by Bing Crosby.
1962: To Kill a Mockingbird debuts.
1999: Hubble Space Telescope gets repair job to its optics, begins acquiring unprecedented, magnificent, iconic images.
Happy Birthday to:
1642: Sir Isaac Newton, well known alchemist; also, as Warden of the Mint, Newton was the first to mill the edges of coins; also, work in optics, mechaniks, gravity, calculus, other stuff.
1899: Humphrey Bogart
1924: Rod Serling
1946: Jimmy Buffet
1949: Sissy Spacek