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Historical Events Today: 1846 – Japan invents the rickshaw!

September 09, 2012
A pulled rickshaw (or ricksha) is a mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons. Rickshaws are commonly made...
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Famous Birthdays Today: 786 – Emperor Saga!

September 06, 2012
Emperor Saga (嵯峨天皇, (February 8, 785 – August 24, 842) was the 52nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Saga’s reign spanned the years fro...
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Famous Birthdays Today: 1567-Date Masamune!

September 04, 2012
Famous Birthdays Today: 1567-Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan. Date Masamune was a regional strongman of Japan’s Azuchi-Momoyama period through early E...
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