January 3rd!

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    A busy day in history. Here are some highlights, courtesy of Wikipedia:

    * 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
    * 1496 - Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
    * 1521 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
    * 1777 - Battle of Princeton. American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis.
    * 1823 - Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
    * 1834 - The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
    * 1861 - American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
    * 1888 - Marvin C. Stone patents the drinking straw.
    * 1920 - Curse of the Bambino: The Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a sum of $125,000 and a loan of more than $300,000.
    * 1924 - English explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
    * 1959 - Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
    * 1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
    * 1983 - Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys makes the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history.
    * 1990 - Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
    * 1993 - In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
    * 2000 - The last "Peanuts" comic strip is created by Charles Schulz.
     
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    2006---My daughter Emma turns eight! ;)
     
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    Woo-hoo! Hope the party goes (went) well! :thewave:
     
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    happy Birthday Emma ! (I'm late sorry)

    And also happy birthday Louis Braille (father of the alphabet for the blind people) (01/04)
     
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    That explains why Google's website is in Braille today....
     
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    yep (I learn that's was Braille's birthday with it :D )
     

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