Thursday, January 31, 2008

Today in History: January 31

  • 1606 Guy Fawkes is executed for his plot to bomb Parliament on November 5th.
  • 1752 Gouverneur Morris born; wrote Constitution Preamble, "We the People..."
  • 1841 American puzzlist Sam Loyd born; created the 15-puzzle among many others.
  • 1881 American chemist Irving Langmuir born; Nobel 1932 for surface effects in colloids.
  • 1917 Germany, WWI, announces unrestricted submarine warfare; luxury liner Lusitania already torpedoed on May 7, 1915.
  • 1958 James Van Allen discovers the inner Van Allen radiation belt.
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