Jul. 13, 1996
The C&O Canal Boat Festival begins today in Cumberland, Maryland.
Sodbuster Days start today at Fort Ransom State Park in Fort Ransom, North Dakota.
In 1977 on this day, the lights of New York City went dark after electrical storms knocked out power supplies.
It's the birthday of Nigerian novelist and playwright, Wole Soyinka, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1934.
English novelist and playwright, David Storey (THE SPORTING LIFE) was born today in Wakefield, England 1933.
It's the birthday of French civil engineer, Eugene Freyssinet, born in Objat, France in 1879, who developed pre-stressed concrete.
It's the birthday of poet John Clare, a peasant born near Peterborough, England in 1793.
William Hedley, inventor of the first workable steam locomotive using friction between wheels and rails, was born today in Newburn, England in 1779.
Pistol and rifle maker Simeon North, who invented a way of using interchangeable parts in manufacturing, was born in Berlin, Connecticut in 1765.
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