On this date In 1582 does not exist in Italy, Portugal, Poland or Spain due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar.
On this date In 1856, the Second Opium War began between western powers and China.
On this date In 1860, the telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opened.
On this date In 1871, four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan, including the Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Fire.
On this date In 1962, Algeria joined the UN. In 2001, George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
Happy Birthday Juan Perón (1895-1976), Jesse Jackson (1941), Chevy Chase (1943), R. L. Stine (1943), Dennis Kucinich (1946).
Happy Birthday Sigourney Weaver (1949), Matt Damon (1970), Kristanna Loken (1979). RIP John Hancock (1793), Franklin Pierce (1869).
"You have to master your tools. The amateur often stays fascinated with them. The challenge is to move beyond it." -Wayne Cosshall
"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits…to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -Anaïs Nin
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Two scientists win Nobel Prize for graphene; thinnest, strongest material ever http://smrt.io/bN3o10 One atom 'thick', people! Super #tech! -Additional articles on Smart Planet item