1477 - English printer William Caxton produced the first book printed in England, Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres (Sayings of the Philosophers).
1845 - Charles Thurber was issued a U.S. patent for a Writing Machine he named the Chirographer (No. 4272).
1970, Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling declared this day that large doses of Vitamin C could ward off the common cold.
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1897 - Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett - Nobel Prize Physics - Also contributed to OR
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