Friday, August 21, 2009

Today In History

According to Wikipedia, these events occurred on this date in history:

  • 1878 – The American Bar Association is founded.
  • 1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
  • 1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
  • 1938 – Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor, was born.
  • 1942 – World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.
  • 1973 – Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google, was born.
  • 1991 – Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

And you thought it was a normal, boring Friday.

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