Tour du Jour, 14 Jan 11

Ngram du Jour:

Gun, rifle, pistol

Load your own: Google Ngram Viewer

Today in History:

1639: The first colonial constitution

1784: Continental Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris

1794: First successful Cesarean in the US. This Day In Tech

1914 : Henry Ford announces the first modern assembly line, slashing production time of an automobile from 12 hours to 93 minutes.

1943: FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business

Happy Birthday to:

1875: Albert Schweitzer

1892: Hal Roach

1919: Andy Rooney

1941: Faye Dunaway

The Usual Sourcepects:

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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