1777 Georgia becomes the first state to abolish Primogeniture Laws of inheritance by the eldest son.
1825 the first detachable shirt collar is created by Hannah Lord Montague for her husband’s ring around the collar problem. Necessity, the mother of invention.
1846 the Oregon Spectator is the first newspaper published on the West Coast.
1861 the first moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati.. Eight hundred fifty cards, made from fifty feet of film, were attached to a drum. Viewers inserted a penny and cranked the drum, and a small bulb lit up and illuminated the procession of cards. Most of the first films were risqué, with titles like "French Dressing," "X-Ray Gown," and "Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath." Ever hear of The Mutoscope?
1901 Pierpont Morgan forms U.S. Steel.
1916 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Sole Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company
1922 Reader's Digest magazine is published
1937 Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times is released. The Tramp takes on Big Industry.
1942 "Woman of the Year", starring Hepburn & Tracy, opens at Radio City
1953 "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at the Roxy Theater in New York City. But it began in 1902 on the Island of Neverland, from the imagination of J.M. Barrie
1949 Gretchen Fraser becomes first US woman Olympics slalom champion
1969 US population reaches 200 million
1972 Marianne Moore US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
1972 the U.S. begins mandatory inspection of airline baggage and luggage. Here’s more on the history ofaviation security pre-9/11.
1997 Pamela Harriman US Ambassador, Socialite dies of stroke at 76. A very interesting life, including the bankrolling of a young William Jefferson Clinton which might have been how she got the nickname PamPac.
1788 Sarah Goodridge – American painter, miniaturist and friend of Daniel Webster.
1849 Belle Starr known as The Bandit Queen, began her life as a spoiled rich girl. Before becoming a western legend
1871 Mary Sewall Gardner was active throughout her life in public health nursing, She directed the Providence District Nursing Association from 1905-1931, helped organize the National Organization for Public Health Nursing and was its president 1913-1915, served in Europe under the Red Cross during world War I, and helped to organize public health nursing internationally in the post-war years.
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor - (Zsa Sari) of the famous Gabor sisters. is an Hungarian actress, celebrity and author of The Complete Guide to Men. Also known as The Gold diggers Bible. Most famous film, the campy Queen of Outer Space.
Saint's Day: Agatha of Sicily. is sometimes venerated as the Patron Saint of Breast Cancer patients, but her martyrdom is man made.