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'Fulton's Folly' Steamed Up the Hudson on this Day in 1807

August 17, 2007

Today, Wired magazine, in their daily feature, “This Day in Tech,” wrote a piece on Robert Fulton’s steamboat, the Clermont, and its journey from New York City to Albany via the Hudson River.


Robert Fulton’s Clermont. Photo: The Hudson River Maritime Museum.

1807: Robert Fulton’s steamboat Clermont leaves New York harbor for a trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York. It is carrying paying passengers, marking the first commercial use of an invention that has more detractors than defenders.

Fulton didn’t invent the steamboat, as he is often credited with doing, but he was the first to make a commercial success with this odd, somewhat ungainly vessel. Continue reading on Wired.com

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Historically Speaking of September 26th

September 26, 2006

Today is the 269th day of the year – there are 96 days remaining in 2006

It has been only 1,241 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq

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Historically Speaking of September 25th

September 25, 2006

Today is the 268th day of the year – there are 97 days remaining in 2006

It has been only 1,240 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq

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Historically Speaking of September 22nd

September 22, 2006

Today is the 265th day of the year – there are only 100 days remaining in 2006

It has been only 1,237 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq

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Historically Speaking of September 21st

September 21, 2006

Today is the 264th day of the year – there are 101 days remaining in 2006

It has been 1,236 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq

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Historically Speaking of September 20th

September 20, 2006

Today is the 263rd day of the year – there are 102 days remaining in 2006

It has been 1,235 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq

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Historically Speaking of September 19th

September 19, 2006

Today is the 262nd day of the year – there are 103 days remaining in 2006

It has been 1,234 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq by desperate George Bush - who’s next?

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Historically Speaking of September 18th

September 18, 2006

Today is the 261st day of the year – there are 104 days remaining in 2006

It has been 1,233 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq - the 2,683rd U.S. casualty was reported yesterday

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Historically Speaking of September 14th

September 14, 2006

Today is the 257th day of the year – there are 108 days remaining in 2006

Yankess magic number - 7
Mets magic number - 3

It has been 1,229 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq by George W. Bush - he is officially delusional - and definitely should not read from Karl Rove’s summer reading list again

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Historically Speaking of September 13th

September 13, 2006

Today is the 256th day of the year – there are 109 days remaining in 2006

It has been 1,228 days since “Mission Accomplished” was declared in Iraq by our War President George W. Bush

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