Monday, October 24, 2016
History for October 24 - On-This-Day.com:
Sarah J. Hale 1788 - She wrote the poem "Mary Had A Little Lamb.", Moss Hart 1904 - Playwright, Bob Kane 1915 - Comic book artist, creator of Batman
F. Murray Abraham 1939 - Actor, David Nelson 1936 - Actor, Kevin Kline 1947 - Actor
1632 - Scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals.
1648 - The Holy Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by the Peace of Westphalia that brought an end to the Thirty Years War.
1836 - Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match.
1901 - Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old.
1929 - In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as "Black Tuesday."
1939 - Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was in a speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War Investigating Committee.
1960 - All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960.