Friday, March 12, 2010

March 13th

1865: The Confederacy decides to use African American troops. Shockingly, no African Americans decide to enlist.

1900: In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited by law to 11 hours. Today in France, all adults are limited to working 11 hours per year.

2003: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy. Scientists could tell they were that old because there were no Nike markings on any of them.


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