Tour du Jour, 7 Jan 11

Ngram du Jour:

1800-2008: Environment vs global

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Today in History:

1785: Across the English Channel in a balloon

1851: Foucault Gets the Swing of Things

1947: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

1953: Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb

1999: Clinton impeachment trial begins

Happy Birthday to:

1800: Millard “Who?” Fillmore

1912: Charles Addams

1922: Jean-Pierre Rampal

1957: Katie Couric

1964: Nicholas Cage


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