1854 Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, is sent to the Crimean War with a staff of 38 nurses1879 Thomas Edison successfully tests his first electric light bulb1954 The Fellowship of the Ring, part 1 of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, is published Famous Birthdays:
1833 Alfred Nobel (Inventor of dynamite and founded Nobel Prize)1917 Dizzy Gillespie (Jazz Trumpeter)1942 Judge Judy (TV Judge)1949 Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel)1956 Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Princess Leia)1978 Joey Harrington (NFL Quarterback)1980 Kim Kardashian (Reality TV Star)
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