Today in History

“Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.” – Oscar Wilde

1506: Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain.

1861: North Carolina votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of America.

1927: U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York in his single-engine aircraft Spirit of St. Louis heading to Paris, France; it is the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight.

1969: U.S. and South Vietnamese troops capture Hamburger Hill after one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

1980: In a referendum, the largely French-speaking province of Québec votes to remain part of Canada.

2004: Rob Caron launches this blog with a post titled, Blog like nobody's reading, in preparation for the Visual Studio Team System announcement at TechEd 2004 in San Diego.

2005: After 365+ blog posts, 10+ blog articles, and over 1 million total views, this blog reaches its first anniversary, Team System is in beta, and another TechEd is rapidly approaching.

Comments (3)

  1. Bruce Lee says:

    Thanks for your nice blog. Keep on going!


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  3. Rob Caron says:

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