Tour du Jour, 17 Jan 11

Ngram du Jour:

1800-2008: clock vs watch

Time your own: Google Ngram Viewer

Today in History:

1882: A telephone switchboard is patented.

1953: Corvette unveiled at GM Motorama

1961: Eisenhower warns of the “military-industrial complex”

1966: Ooops. H-bomb lost in Spain

Happy Birthday to:

1706: Benjamin Franklin

1860: Anton Chekhov

1899: Al Capone

1922: Betty White

1942: Mohammad Ali

1964: Michelle Obama

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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