Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Today in History: January 15

  • 1759 The British Museum opens, the world's oldest for the public.
  • 1861 Elisha Otis patents the safety elevator, ushering in skyscrapers.
  • 1885 Wilson Bentley takes the first photographs of snowflakes, all different.
  • 1907 Lee de Forest patents the vacuum tube amplifier, ushering in electronics.
  • 1943 Remaining Japanese "volunteer" to leave Guadalcanal. Semper Fi!

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1 comment:

  1. Now that is completely fascinating. Snowflakes, really?


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