Attila the Hun invades Italy. The Prophet Mohammed dies, as does Thomas Paine (Common Sense). Also the first commercially made Ice-d Cream is sold and the Washing Machine and vacuum cleaner are patented.. The Supreme Court makes an important ruling on segregation and cable Car service begins in L.A. Every hear about the General Motors Conspiracy? In birthdays Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush and mystery writer Sara Paretsky.
452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
570 Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
632 Mohammed prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)
Here’s another biography
1786 1st commercially-made ice(d) cream sold (NY)
1809 Thomas Paine writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72
1824 the Washing machine is patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec Here’s more science history
1831 Sarah Siddons died (actress)
1869 Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents first vacuum cleaner (it sucks) aka sweeping machine
1889 Cable Cars begin service in LA Ever hear of the General Motors Streetcar Scandel? here’s more for your aggrandizement
1948 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court. Here’s a larger timeline of Supreme Court decisions on the “segregation” issue.
1959 1st official "missile mail" lands ( Jacksonville , Fla )
1965 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam . In 1965 troop levels reach 200,000 here’s a timeline. .
1968 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, captured. Here’s an interesting take on Ray prior to the assassination.
1979 The Source, 1st computer public information service, goes online. Here’s one of many internet timelines
1847 Ida Saxton McKinley born (First Lady)
1858 Charlotte Angas Scott (mathematician)
1860 Alicia Boole Stott (mathematician)
1893 Dorothy Deming born (author)
1903 Jessie Bernard early feminist sociologist and Female intellectual
1906 Margaret Rawlings born (distinguished stage actress)
1916-2004 Francis Crick discovered DNA's structure (Nobel 1962)
1925-1961 Eddie Gaedel 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter. (he walked) A stunt of Bill Veeck.
1925 Barbara Pierce Bush born (First Lady)
1933 Joan Rivers comedian and red carpet interview pioneer.
1947 Sara Paretsky author of very good mystery fiction.
Quote for Today
Yeah, I read history. But it doesn't make you nice. Hitler read history, too.