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Know Your Day [Dec 18th, 2013]

Events Happened This Day But Not Today :
1957 - On this day in history, The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in PA went online.
It was the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the USA.
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Birthdays:
Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – January 31, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history". 
He invented the regenerative circuit while he was an undergraduate and patented it in 1914, followed by the super-regenerative circuit in 1922, and the superheterodyne receiver in 1918. Armstrong was also the inventor of modern frequency modulation (FM) radio transmission.
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Inventions/Patents :
1979 - On this day in history, the sound barrier was broken on land for the first time by Stanley Barrett when he drove at 739.6 mph. 



Facts you Didn't Know :
To boil Potatoes quickly:
"Skin one Potato from one side only before boiling"

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Random Facts:
There are no clocks and windows in Las Vegas gambling casinos, so people don't know if it's day or night outside.
Las Vegas gambling casinos
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Quotes :
“Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their lives.”
- BBC on Sachin 

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Health Facts :
The longest official kiss lasted 32 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds.
longest official kiss
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Fact of Cricket:
Rahul Dravid has seen 453 wickets falling at the other end during his entire test career, most by any batsman.
Rahul Dravid, The Great Wall of India
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