Sunday, March 25, 2007

On this Date in History

1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1776 Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington
1807 1st railway passenger service began in England
1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1882 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York NY)
1896 Modern Olympics begin in Athens Greece
1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (New York NY) starring Ed Wynn
1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1937 It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
1960 DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (New York NY)
1965 Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery AL
1967 The Turtles' "Happy Together" goes #1
1969 John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1972 America's LP "America" goes #1


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1 comment:

Buck said...

"1882 1st demonstration of pancake making"

Too bad they don't have more on that. Pancakes in various forms have been around for centuries. Wonder what made the one in 1882 so special? Hmm....