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happy? – Jan 3 (Battle of Princeton)

Abby Sale 03 Jan 06 - 08:06 AM
Paul Burke 03 Jan 06 - 08:24 AM
Amos 03 Jan 06 - 12:52 PM
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Subject: happy? – Jan 3 (Battle of Princeton)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 08:06 AM


Washington wins Battle of Princeton New Jersey on 1/3/1777

        We marched into Princeton with fifes and with drums,
        With muskets and cannons, with swords and with bombs,
        This great expedition cost infinite sums
        But some underpaid Doodles they cut us to crumbs.

                "The Old Soldiers Of The King," DigTrad filename[ OLDSLDR

Oh, one more. Just in case you needed something to stick in your ear today...

Washington, DC: MC Stone patents the 1st drinking straw= 1/3/1888

        Then cheek to cheek   (2x)
        And jaw to jaw       (2x)
        We sipped that ci-    (2x)
        Der through a straw   (1x, repeat verse)

        And now and then      (2x)
        That straw would slip (2x)
        And I'd sip some ci- (2x)
        Der from her lip      (1x, repeat verse)

                "Sipping Cider Through a Straw," Folksinger's Wordbook, Irwin Silber

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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 3 (Battle of Princeton)
From: Paul Burke
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 08:24 AM

Coincidentally, one of the books I got for Christmas was a history of technology, that includes a picture of an ancient clay tablet showing Mesopotamians drinking beer- through straws. So maybe Stone was a bit lucky not to be challenged on prior art.

The Mesopotamians were all sitting round one big beer-pot, sharing it.


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 3 (Battle of Princeton)
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 12:52 PM

Other significant events from today in history:



1952 Dragnet debuts

1959 ALASKA ADMITTED INTO THE UNION:

1841 Herman Melville sails for the South Seas

1834 Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans

1938 Franklin Roosevelt founds March of Dimes

Regards,

A


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