I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
1797- Bank of England Issues first £1 note
1935- RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.
1732- First mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St. Joseph’s, Philadelphia
1863- Abraham Lincoln signs National currency act which establishes single national US currency.
1866- New York forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1869- Franz Shubert’s Symphony Number 4, “The Tragic”, premiers.
1884- British and Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
1891- First buffalo was purchased for Golden State Park.
1893- Two Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1895- Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine.
1907- US Congress raise their own salaries to $7,500. (Today’s value: $208,709 according to Inflation Calculator)
1914- New York Museum of Science and Industry is incorporated.
Source: On This Day