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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1706 Benjamin Franklin, famous kite flyer, statesman, wit, born.
In 1746 Battle Of Falkirk, Scotland.
In 1860 Anton Checkov (in Russia), writer, born.
In 1861 Flush toilet is patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper (honest!!).
In 1871 First Cable Car is patented by Andrew S. Hallidie.
In 1880 Mack Sennett, created Keystone Kops, born.
In 1899 Al Capone, Crime Boss, born.
In 1929 Popeye makes first appearance, in comic strip Thimble Theatre.
In 1931 James Earl Jones, actor, narrator, voice of Darth Vader, born.
In 1934 Shari Lewis (in Bronx, NY), puppeteer (Lambchop), born.
In 1942 Muhammed Ali, boxer who floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee, born.
In 1950 Great Brink's robbery in Boston, $28 million.
In 1955 World's first nuclear powered ship, USS Nautilus.
In 1969 Led Zepplin's Debut Album released.
In 1991 At approx. 1:00 am Baghdad local time, allied forces attacked, beginning Gulf War.
In 1994 Earthquake in California.
In 1995 Earthquake in Kobe.
Jan 13th, 2014