Today in History
Events: 1777 American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton. 1888 Marvin C. Stone patents the drinking straw.1924 English explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings1957 The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.1983 Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys makes the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history tying Bob Gage (1949).Famous Birthdays:
106 Cicero (Roman Politician)1892 JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings Author)1924 Hank Stram (Sport Broadcaster and football coach)1926 George Martin (Music Producer for Beatles)1945 Steven Stills (Singer Songwriter)1945 Victoria Principal (Actress)1951 Mel Gibson (Actor and director)1969 Michael Schumacher (Autoracer)1981 Eli Manning (NFL Football Quarterback)
1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
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