Tour du Jour, 5 Jan 11

Ngram du Jour:

millionaire, billionaire

Thousands upon thousands here: Google Ngram Viewer

Today in History:

1643: First divorce in the colonies

1889: The word “hamburger” first appears in print, in the Walla Walla Union.

1933: Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge

1945 : Kamikaze pilots get first order

1972: Nixon launches the space shuttle program. See also  Jan. 5, 1972: Nixon OKs ‘Low-Cost’ Space Shuttle | This Day In Tech | Wired.com

Happy Birthday to:

1855: King Camp Gillette, he of the safety razor.

1876: Konrad Adenauer.

1914: pfffffft! Aaron “Bunny” Lapin, inventor of Redi-Whip, and George Reeves, TV’s superman who stood still for bullets but dodged flying revolvers.

1928: Walter Mondale

1931: Alvin Ailey and Robert “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Duvall

1946: Diane Keaton

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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