Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 21 January 2009

The world's first operational nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched at Groton, Connecticut (1954)


POPULAR NAMES OF THE PAST

The US Social Security Administration lists the most popular names for babies based on applications for Social Security cards. Below are the popular names from some past decades:

1890s:
John & Mary
William & Anna
James & Margaret

1940s:
James & Mary
Robert & Linda
John & Barbara

1990s:
Michael & Jessica
Christopher & Ashley
Matthew & Emily


Puritanism--The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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