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10/24/2011 - DB Metzger

.Jane Seymour dies shortly after giving birth to the Future Edward VI of England. The Match is patented. The world’s first soccer Club is founded in England. A mob in LA hangs 18 chinese and Anne Edson Taylor becomes the first to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. It’s Black Thursday in the 1929 beginning of the Stock Market Crash.. Nylon Stockings go on sale for the first time and the Yum Kippur war ends. Edith Head dies,  as does Gene Roddenberry and woman pioneer Belva Lockwood is born.

1537  Jane Seymour (wife of Henry VIII of England) died twelve days after giving birth to the future Edward VI of England

1836  The match is patented

1857  World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F.C., founded in England

1861 the first transcontinental telegram is sent, boding the end of the pony express.

1871  a mob in Los Angeles hangs 18 Chinese resulting in the Chinese exclusion act the following year Here’s an Asian American timeline

1901 Anna Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel, the first person to survive such a stunt. Here’s more stunt at the falls.

1929  Black Thursday is the beginning of the Stock Market crash .

1931 The George Washington Bridge opens. The first NY Bridge constructed entirely from steel . Here’s more of abuilding in NY timeline.

1939 Nylon stockings goes on sale for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware.

1940 the 40 hour work week goes into effect. Productivity is up but family income is DOWN. What’s UP?

1945 United Nations Charter becomes effective

 1952  In a speech in Detroit, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declares "I shall go to Korea" as he promised to end the war.

1956  Soviet troops invade Hungary

1970  Salvador Allende is elected president of Chile

1973  the Yum Kippur war ends. Here’s a look at the war and the development of FATAH and the PLO The same day Rocky Lane died. Who? Western hero (Red Ryder) and the voice of Mr.Ed.

1981  Edith Head died (fashion designer)

1988  11 members of the Columbo Crime family are arrested.

1987  Robert Bork’s supreme court nomination is rejected by the Senate.

1989  Rev. Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud. That’s the good news. The bad news, he’s out.

1989  After a week's delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 in Oakland.

1991 the creator of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry, dies.
Notable Birthdays

1788  Sarah Josepha Buell Hale born (editor, writer)

1830  Belva Lockwood - lawyer, reformer who took part in the first national Woman's Rights Convention, Worcester, Massachusetts

1901 Anna Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel, the first person to survive such a stunt

1904 playwright Moss Hart

1923  Denise Levertov born (poet)

1936  David Nelson. Singer and Nelson family member.

 Quote for Today

The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.

— Belva Lockwood

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