Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!

Dates are interesting things.  This year, of course, marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and the 60th anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth II to the Crown.  Here are a few more...

150 years ago, USS Monitor fought CSS Merrimac at the Battle of Hampton Roads.

100 years ago, Arthur Conan Doyle published THE LOST WORLD.

100 years ago, Piltdown man was presented to the Royal Society.

75 years ago, the Hindenburg crashed in New Jersey.

70 years ago, the U.S. defeated the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway.

60 years ago, Ray Bradbury published "A Sound of Thunder."

50 years ago, John Glenn became the first American to reach orbit

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