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Actress Traci Lordsis 46.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
America’s ﬁrst inaugural ball was heldin New York in honor of PresidentGeorge Washington, who’d taken theoath of ofﬁce a week earlier. (His wife,Martha, did not attend; she was backin Virginia, attending to family busi-ness.)
“When an old man dies,a library burns down.”
— African proverb
Actor Michael E.Knight is 55.Actor BreckinMeyer is 40.
A paramilitary policeman crawls under ﬁre obstacles during a drill at a military base in Chaohu,Anhui province,China.
: Sunny. Highs in the upper50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
:Mostly clear in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Lows around 50. Northwest winds 10 to20 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Aslightchance of showers in the afternoon.Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.
: Mostly cloudy. Aslight chance of show-ers in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
Partly cloudy in the evening.
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Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians, attempted tolead a sneak attack on British-held Fort Detroit, but wasfoiled because the British had been tipped off in advance.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, had its premiere in Vienna.
, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore openedits doors.
nearly 1,200 people died when a German torpedosank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the Irish coast.
the minimum voting age for British women waslowered from 30 to 21 — the same age as men.
, U.S. Army Gen. Jonathan Wainwright went on aManila radio station to announce the Allied surrender of thePhilippines to Japanese forces during World War II.
, Germany signed an unconditional surrender atAllied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its rolein World War II.
, the 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnamended with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning Frenchforces.
, Paciﬁc Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F27,crashed near San Ramon, Calif., after a passenger apparent-ly shot both pilots, then himself, killing all 44 people onboard.
, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an endto the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City — formerlySaigon — the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.
, a $180 million out-of-court settlement wasannounced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought byVietnam veterans who charged they’d suffered injury fromexposure to the defoliant.
he 100 billionth Crayola crayonrolled off the production line inEaston, Pennsylvania, in 1996.***The ﬁrst president of the United Statesborn in a hospital was Jimmy Carter(born 1924), the 39th president.***One of Hollywood’s most famous kiss-es was between Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) and Deborah Kerr (1921-2007) inthe movie “From Here to Eternity”(1953). The scene of the passionatekiss on a beach in the surf is only threeseconds long.***The only words with three dotted lettersin a row are hijinks, Beijing and Fiji.***The Uniform Time Act of 1966 standard-ized the beginning and end of DaylightSavings Time nationwide.***Rabbits were brought to Australia in1859 for hunting. Soon rabbits, notnative to Australia, were reproducing atsuch a rapid rate they were becoming aplague. In 1950, the government intro-duced a disease called myxomatosis thatsuccessfully controlled the rabbit popu-lation with a mortality rate of 99 per-cent.***The Trumpeter swan is the largest water-fowl in North America. Apair of trum-peter swans mates for life. They live 20to 30 years.***The world’s smallest bird is the beehummingbird. Found in Cuba, the tinybirds are about the size of a bee andweigh .07 ounces.***The longest outdoor covered escalatorin the world is in Hong Kong. It takes20 minutes to ride the 2,625-foot longCentral-Mid-levels escalators, openedin 1994. The escalator runs down from 6a.m. to 10 a.m. and up from 10:30 p.m.to midnight.***On July 16, 1945, a test took place thatwas code named Trinity. Do you knowwhat the test was? See answer at end.***Elephants walk at a speed of about 4mph.***French physicist Augustin Jean Fresnel(1788–1827) invented the Fresnel lensused in lighthouses. The multiprismedlens intensiﬁed the light and focused thebeam in lighthouse lamps.***In 1996, the Food and DrugAdministration approved olestra, acalorie-free fat substitute, for use insalty snacks such as chips and crackers.However, all snacks containing olestrahad to carry a warning label that olestramay cause abdominal cramping andloose stools. As of 2003, the label wasno longer required because it confusedconsumers.***Introduced in 1930, the Motorola wasone of the ﬁrst commercially successfulcar radios. The brand name came fromcombining the word motor, for motor-car, and “ola,” which implied sound;thus Motorola meant sound in motion.***Ad campaigns for Lifebuoy Soap popu-larized the term ‘B.O.’for body odor.***Harvard College, established in 1636,was named for its ﬁrst benefactor. JohnHarvard (1607-1638) of Charlestown,Massachusetts, was a minister who lefthis library and half his estate to the newinstitution.***Actor Telly Savalas (1924-1994) wasactress Jennifer Aniston’s (born 1969)godfather. Telly is short for Aristotle.***
: It was the testing of the ﬁrst atomic bomb, conducted by the United States. The plutonium bomb was deto-nated on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico. The explosion was equiv-alent to 20 kilotons of TNTand themushroom cloud reached 7.5 miles inheight. T rinity is considered the begin-ning of the Atomic Age.
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