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September 12, 2004

Interesting Day in History.

Born

1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, weapons designer
1913 Jesse Owens, who spoiled Hitler's Olympics

Event

490 -BC- Athenians defeat Persian invasion of Greece at Marathon
1683 Polish King Jan Sobieski lifts Turkish siege of Vienna. Probably ought to re-think those Polish jokes.

1818 Richard J Gatling invents a revolving machine gun (not that one, this is just the Ultimate Expression!), thus enabling the creation of Dusty's mount!

1938 Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in
Czechoslovakia - one last chance for Appeasement to work. It didn't.

1990 US, Britain, France, and the USSR agree to let the two Germany's
merge
- WWII is finally over, and the Cold War soon to follow.

Hat tip: Strategy Page.