Thursday, January 17, 2008

Today in History: January 17

  • 1377 The Papacy is returned to Rome from Avignon.
  • 1706 Benjamin Franklin born; scientist, inventor, an Editor and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1886 Aeronaut Engineer Glenn Martin born. Hired Douglas, Bell & McDonnell; taught Boeing to fly.
  • 1982 Cold Sunday, temperatures go far below all-time record lows in many U.S. cities.
  • 1991 Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins.
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