Tuesday, April 10, 2007

This Day in History

1849 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100.

1912 -
The British luxury liner Titanic sets off on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean; five days later it sinks after hitting an iceberg.

1925 - The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is published; it will become one of the most important novels of the 20th century.

1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

1960 - The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill.

1974 - Golda Meir, a founder of the state of Israel, announces that she is resigning as prime minister.

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