01/17/2019
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Thoughts While Shaving
Thoughts While Shaving

  1672 РNew York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston.

1690 – Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to issue paper money.

1836 – Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

1884 – “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

1901 – First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Rontgen for his discovery of X-rays.

1906 – US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1920 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US President Woodrow Wilson.

1931 – Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.

1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

1945 – Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car.

1961 – Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans.

1963 – 6-year old Donny Osmond’s singing debut on Andy Williams Show.

1982 – CDC report on a transfusion recipient who developed AIDS symptoms.

1984 – 1st “planet” outside our solar system discovered.

1985 – Bill to balance the federal budget passed by US Congress.

1990 – Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands.

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3740.67.

2009 – US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

2012 – Google begins selling US$99 laptops.

2013 – Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company.

2017 – Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them “the new normal”

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