Saturday, October 21, 2017

This Day In History


U.S. 1879 U.S.A. Thomas Edison 21st October, 1879 : Thomas Edison invented a commercially practical incandescent light at his industrial research lab in Menlo Park, N.J. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october21st.html



Friday, October 20, 2017

This Day In History


20 Oct, 1955 - Final Lord of the Rings Book Published
1955 : J. R. R. Tolkien's final book "The Return of the King" is published from the 3 fantasy novels making up "The Lord of the Rings" book series which was written between 1937 and 1949. The books were set in Middle-earth and featured hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarves, orcs, men and the quest for the One Ring that rules the other Rings of Power. All three books were made into movies directed by Peter Jackson, with each movie released for Christmas and the final movie released on 17th December 2003 which won 11 Academy Awards including the Oscar for Best Picture. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october20th.html




Thursday, October 19, 2017

Be Kind!!!!


This Day In History


19 Oct, 1947 - U.S.A. 40 Cents Per Hour
1947 : The Federal Works administrator has said the minimum wage of 40 cents per hour is obsolete and should be changed to 75 cents per hour. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october19th.html

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Day In History



18 Oct, 1859 - U.S.A. Harpers Ferry Raid
1859 : John Brown's men arrived at Harper's Ferry in Virginia in order to instigate a slave rebellion. Brown's men were attacked by soldiers under Robert E. Lee on October 18th, 1859 after which Brown and several of his men were captured. He was hung for murder, treason against the State and for leading a revolt. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october18th.html


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Day In History


October 17, 1777: During the American Revolution, British General John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 British and Hessian troops to Patriot General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York.

Taken from:  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-victory-at-saratoga

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