Saturday, January 19, 2008

Today in History: January 19

  • 1736 Scotsman James Watt born, made the Newcomen steam engine practical, ushering in the Industrial Revolution.
  • 1807 American Confederate general Robert E. Lee born.
  • 1813 Englishman Henry Bessemer born, invented cheap steel, the Bessemer process.
  • 1894 Scotsman James Dewar solidifies air.
  • 1977 Snow in Miami, Florida, for the first time.
  • 2001 Arkansas Bar strips sitting President Bill Clinton of his law license due to dishonesty in the Paula Jones suit.
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