Five More Fun Facts From January 13

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Does learning random ideas and new facts give you a thrill, like me? Here are 5 more new facts and interesting pieces of history from January 13.

1785 - John Walter publishes the very first issue of the London Times.

1863 - Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet. According to Urban Legends Thomas Crapper (1836-1910) did exist, was a plumber, and is credited with improving the functionality of the early flush toilet (or "water closet," as it was then called).

Credit for inventing the toilet goes to 16th-century author Sir John Harington, who installed an early working prototype in the palace of Queen Elizabeth I, his godmother. The first patent for a flushing water closet was issued to Alexander Cummings in 1775.

1888 - National Geographic Society founded in Washington, DC.

1930 – Walt Disney’s "Mickey Mouse" comic strip first appears.

1957 - Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.

While not "fun facts" these 6 interesting events also happened on January 13.

1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey. 

1943 – German dictator Adolf Hitler declares "Total War"

1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1987 - 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each. 

1992 - Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II. 

2000 - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.

These events for today’s blog post are primarily from Wikipedia.

While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.

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They are all very interesting facts MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 specially the one about the toilet haha

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I agree! And now you know why the toilet is called the Crapper.

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