Writer’s Dreamtools includes Today in History, History by Decades, Collection of Lists, Slang Thesaurus, Clichés and Catch Phrases, and Humorous Quotations.

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  On this day in history

The Spartans massacred the Athenian army under the cover of a full eclipse of the moon today in 413 BC, the legend goes. In 1896 the shortest war in history was fought between Britain and Zanzibar; it lasted from 9:02 to 9:40 a.m. The first oil well was drilled in America today in 1859 at Titusville, PA. The metal clarinet was patented in 1889 and Edison demonstrated his Kinetophone to record talking movies in 1910. The first copy of the Guinness Book of World Records was produced in 1955. Born today: Georg Wilhelm Hegel, Theodore Dreiser, Sam Goldwyn (Goldfish originally), LBJ, Pee-Wee Herman and Mother Teresa. No longer with us: Titian, Lope de Vega, Brian Epstein (a suicide), and Lord Louis Mountbatten (target of the IRA).
 
     
 
 
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A page for every day of the year lists all major events, famous people who were born or died, Saints' Days and holidays. More...   A cultural history by decades - people, events, factoids, fads, innovations, techno- logy, arts and fashions from the 1650s to now. More...   A collection of classic, well-written, humor pieces that have circulated via the web for years - the crème de la crème. More...
 
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