Friday, January 18, 2008

Today in History: January 18

  • 1689 Frenchman Montesquieu born, wrote The Spirit of the Laws.
  • 1896 The first x-ray machine is exhibited, in New York City.
  • 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins in Poland, Jews against Nazis.
  • 1944 Siege of Leningrad ends; Nazis lose.
  • 1969 Pulsars, rotating collapsed neutron stars, were discovered.
  • 1998 Matt Drudge breaks the Clinton-Lewinsky affair story on his website, The Drudge Report.
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  1. Gazette Note:
    The words "Pulsar" and "Clinton" should not appear in the same post. We have our standards to uphold.

  2. This Monte Carlo guy is pretty smart, writing something the day he was born!

  3. D4: Point taken. :)

    M: Ok, slightly less abbrev. in future. Heh.


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