1779, Peter Roget, of Thesaurus fame, invented Slide Rule, created pocket chessboard
1782, Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician
1813, Joseph Farwell Glidden, invented first commercially usable barbed wire
1854, Thomas A. Watson, needed by Alexander Graham Bell
1892, Oliver Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy
1904, Cary Grant, actor
1913, Danny Kaye, singer, actor, dancer
1955, Kevin Costner, actor
1967, Kim Perrot guard, houston Comets #10
1644, First UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston.
1777, San Jose, CA is founded.
1778, Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands.
1869, The elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco.
1911, First shipboard landing of a plane (from Tanforan Park to the USS Pennsylvania).
1975, The original Morris The Cat dies. Finniky Pussy Cat!
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- Chuang Tzu
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