Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some events that took place in the week of February 13-19.
For events of a Jewish nature, please go to http://thisdayinjewishhistory.blogspot.com/

14 The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre occurred. Mobsters, dressed as policemen, gunned down seven members of a rival gang. (1929)
15 The Post Office uses adhesive postage stamps for the first time. (1842)
16 Nylon is patented. But it won't become popular for a few more decades. (1937)
16 NBC TV begins it's first nightly newscast. (1948)
18 Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.(1885)
18 A ninth planet is discovered in the solar system and is named Pluto. The discoverer is Clyde Tombaugh. (1930)
19 A prize is inserted into a Crackerjacks box for the first time (1913)

2 comments:

The Professor said...

NBC, the beginning of the state controlled media.

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Primum Non Nocere said...

And on August 24, 2006, Clyde Tombaugh turned over in his grave when during the 25th assembly of the International Astronomical Union poor Clyde's planet was officially demoted to a dwarf planet.

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