Saturday, January 12, 2008

Today in History: January 12

  • 1592 First appearance of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, at the Rose Theatre.
  • 1665 French jurist and amateur mathematician Pierre de Fermat dies.
  • 1737 John Hancock born, 1st to sign Declaration of Independence, President of the 2nd Continental Congress 1775-1777, and of the United States in Congress Assembled 1785-1786.
  • 1876 American author Jack London born, wrote "Call of the Wild".

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