Today in History January 3rd

1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine

1777  General George Washington‘s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey

1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

1977 Apple Computer, Inc incorporates

1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager’s secretary Gill Bennett

 

1840  1st deep sea sounding by James Clark Ross in south Atlantic at 2425                                 fathoms (14,450 feet)

1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.

 

Birthdays

1956   Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and                filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

1965  Eli Manning

1946  John Paul Jones, rocker, Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

 

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