On August 13th, 1913, Harry Brearly invented stainless steel.
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A thought for the day: Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, during the 1968 Democratic Party national convention, said: The police aren't here to create disorder, the police are here to preserve disorder.
A thought for the day: It was Hartford (Conn.) Courant Editor Charles Dudley Warner -- and not his friend and colleague Mark Twain -- who said, Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
On this date in history:
In 79 A.D., thousands died and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
In 1814, the British captured Washington and...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Argentine poet/author Jorge Luis Borges in 1899
- Palestinian leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yasser Arafat in 1929
- British novelist A.S. Byatt, born Antonia ...Read More