Today is the birthday of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (5 February 1840 – 24 November 1916). He was an American-British inventor best known as the creator of the first automatic machine gun, the Maxim gun. Maxim held patents on numerous mechanical devices such as hair-curling irons, a mousetrap, and steam pumps. Maxim claimed to invented the lightbulb.
Coincidentally born the same day of the same year was John Boyd Dunlop, the Scottish inventor who invented pneumatic rubber tires.
An Update: We are now down to just 120 of the SurvivalBlog 2005-2022 Archive waterproof USB sticks. We are not planning on a second production run. So the next few days will be your last chance to order yours, until February, 2024.