Mon, 12 Aug 2002 06:04:31 GMT

Today is …

1837: Birth of Sadi Carnot, engineer who developed some of the foundational principles in thermodynamics.
1909: The ship “Arapahoe” was the first to use the international distress signal S.O.S.
1877: Asaph Hall discovered the two moons of Mars, calledd Phobos and Deimos

[David Harris’ Science News]

I even knew about 2 of these.