Monday, March 17, 2008

Today in History: March 17

  • 1834 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler born; invented the first high-speed internal combustion engine, and the carburetor.
  • 1845 English inventor Stephen Perry patents the rubber band.
  • 1898 John Holland demonstrates the first practical submarine, off New York.
  • 1969 "Iron Lady" Golda Meir elected Prime Minister of Israel.
  • 1992 Hezbollah car-bomb kills 29 civilians, injuring 242, at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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