Tour du Jour, 4 Jan 11

Ngram du Jour:

1900-2008: automobile, auto, car

Google Ngram Viewer

Today in History:

1847: Colt sells his first revolvers to the U.S. government

1863: Four-wheeled rollerskates patented.

1958: Sputnik, the first man-made object to orbit the Earth, falls back trough the atmosphere.

1965: L.B.J. envisions a Great Society in his State of the Union address

1974: President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes

Happy Birthday to:

1809: Louis Braille.

Sources:

This Day in History — History.com — What Happened Today in History

January 1 – Today in Science History

This Day In Tech

FamousBirthdays.com

 

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