What Happened Today?
January 02, 2013
After celebrating the New Year, most of us are trying to recover from the holidays. Here at the Library, I was trying to figure out what to write about for the blog today. I decided that instead of writing about one event, I would see what significant events happened today.
Today in history:
1788 – By unanimous vote, Georgia becomes the 4th state to ratify the Constitution.
1920 - Science fiction legend Isaac Asimov is born near Smolensk, Russia. Although he is known for his science fiction, he also wrote about everything from the bible to Shakespeare. In fact, he published almost 500 books in his lifetime.
1936 - Country singer and songwriter Roger Miller is born in Fort Worth, TX. He is known for his hit King of the Road.
1974 - President Richard Nixon signs a bill making the maximum speed limit 55 MPH in an effort to conserve energy during the oil embargo.
Finally, today at 12:00 a.m., the Earth was at perihelion. This means the earth was at its closest point to the sun for the year.
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