Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fun Fact

Today in history:

1581: Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I

1818: The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20)

1850: Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city

1949: Twelve nations sign The North Atlantic Treaty creating NATO

1964: The Beatles occupy all top five positions on the Billboard singles chart

1975: Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen