Friday, January 14, 2011

January 15th

1892: James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball. It includes 16 pages on how players can defend themselves from paternity suits.

1969: The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5 in hopes of finding decent toilet paper.

1976: Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison. Had she been successful, Moore would have been given a suspended sentence.


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