Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Today in History: January 8

Editor's Note: Because quer has expressed interest in Today in History, he was asked to take over the column. He has accepted, beginning with today's edition. Welcome, quer!]

  • 1790 George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address.
  • 1815 Jackson's militias beat British regulars in Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1889 Herman Hollerith patents punch-card tabulating machine -- his company becomes IBM.
  • 1942 Stephen W. Hawking born: wheelchair, voice synthesizer, and quantum gravity.
  • 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson declares his "War on Poverty".

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1 comment:

  1. The Battle of New Orleans!