1691: Irish chemist
Robert Boyle, of
Boyles gas law fame, died. 1851:
whose marketing genius made Coca Cola a household name, was born. 1884: The
American Metrological Society formed a committee to establish an efficient
system of weights, measures and physical units. 1922: Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment
of the USSR. 1924:
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems. 1927:
The first subway in the Orient, the
Railway, was dedicated in Japan. 1947:
co-author with Bertrand Russell "Principia
Mathematica," died. 1953: The first color TV sets went on sale by
about $1,175. 2006: At a little after 6:00 am, Baghdad time,
Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity.
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