Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Today in History: January 22

  • 1561 Englishman Francis Bacon born, Father of the Scientific Method.
  • 1775 Frenchman André-Marie Ampère born; founded Electrodynamics; "3 Amp fuse".
  • 1879 Rorke's Drift: 139-strong British garrison (many in the hospital) defeat some 5,000 Zulu warriors.
  • 1908 Jewish Soviet physics genius Lev Landau born in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • 1917 President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in WWI; U.S. declares war 43 days later.
  • 1973 Supreme Court decides Roe v. Wade, ending state laws protecting unborn babies.
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  1. Mr. Qwer, you are doing a fine job with the column! Thank You!

  2. I'm just having too much fun, is all.


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