Itís Karl Marxís birthday and Napoleonís last day. The American Medical Association is organized and the panic of 1893. Yep, as Marx said Boom and Bust is part of Capitalism. The screw on bottle cap is patented and Alan Shepard becomes the first American in Space. In Birthdays Tammy Wynette, Journalist Nelly Bly and Philosopher Soren Kierkegard.
& Prussia sign St. Petersburg peace
treaty. Ended the 7 years war which consumed most of the known world.
1809 Mary Kies
is 1st woman issued a US patent for a method of weaving straw with silk.
1818 Karl Marx
has a birthday. He was formerly a foreign correspondent for the New York Tribune
1891 Carnegie Hall
opens in NYC with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
On the topic of financial boom and bust, the great panic of 1893
began on this day. .
" began weekly publication. Actually began in 1894.
1925 Sinclair Lewis
(1885-1951) refused to accept Pulitzer for his novel Arrowsmith. Find out why Lewis declined this literary honor at the Sinclair Lewis Society
That same year John Scopes
was arrested for teaching Darwin ís theory of Evolution.
1936 Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip.
1958 Pulitzer prize
awarded to James Agee
for (Death in the Family)
1961 Alan Shepard
becomes the first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
"West Side Story" soundtrack
album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1981 Bobby Sands
became the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die in Maze prison in Northern Ireland
" Nellie Bly
" Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (journalist)
1868 Mary Emogene Hazeltine (librarian)
1942 Tammy Wynette
Redbay AL , country singer
(Stand by your Man)