Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Thursday - January 17th...
            It is day 17 of the year 2019, and there are 348 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1706,Benjamin Franklin, author, poet, statesman, inventor.
     Today, this person is/would be 313 years old.
            1771,Charles Brockden Brown, father of the American novel.
     Today, this person is/would be 248 years old.
            1880,Mack Sennett, created Keystone Kops
     Today, this person is/would be 139 years old.
            1931,James Earl Jones, actor, man with the golden voice.
     Today, this person is/would be 88 years old.
            1942,Muhammed Ali, who floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.
     Today, this person is/would be 77 years old.
            1962,Jim Carrey, actor, Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
     Today, this person is/would be 57 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1861,Flush toilet is patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper (Honest!!).
            1871,First Cable Car is patented by Andrew S. Hallidie.
            1893,The Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic.
            1929,Popeye makes first appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theatre."
            1943,It was Tin Can Drive Day.
            1957,Nine county commission recommends creation of BART.
            1973,Final episode of "BONANZA" airs.

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