On this day in 1908 Otto Zachow and William Besserdich of Clintonville, Wisconsin, received a patent for their four-wheel braking system, the prototype of all modern braking systems. You can read more from this link to a Fedruary 28, 1938 Time magazine.

QoD: I'd like to get away from earth awhile: And then come back to it and begin over.

May no fate willfully misunderstand me: And half grant what I wish and snatch me away:

Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better.

I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk

Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. Robert Frost, Birches.