Fun fact: Thomas Jefferson used a laptop

Fun things to know about the birth of the US

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a "laptop," a kind of writing desk that could fit on one's lap. (Library of Congress)
Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a "laptop," a kind of writing desk that could fit on one's lap. (Library of Congress)

(CBS) — There are many interesting tidbits surrounding the birth of the United States, such as the fact Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on a laptop.

It was just a different kind of laptop than what we use now.

Check out other fun facts on this CBS News photo gallery from Kenneth C. Davis, author of the “Don’t Know Much About” book series.

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson