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|1622||Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.|
|1630||The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.|
|1664||Charles II gives large tracts of land from west of the Connecticut River to the east of Delaware Bay in North America to his brother James, the Duke of York.|
|1719||Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.|
|1765||The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.|
|1775||British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.|
|1790||Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.|
|1794||Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.|
|1834||Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross’ more successful The New Yorker.|
|1901||Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.|
|1904||The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.|
|1907||Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.|
|1915||A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.|
|1919||The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.|
|1933||President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.|
|1935||Persia is renamed Iran.|
|1946||First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth’s atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.|
|1948||The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.|
|1954||The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.|
|1968||President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.|
|1972||The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.|
|1974||The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.|
|1990||A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.|
Instead, the Graf’s parent company, German Zeppelin Airship Works, decided to recoup costs by commissioning special stamps from the countries on the tour route. Only letters with these stamps on them would be accepted onto the airship, which would then deliver them to their destinations. This was the only commercial transatlantic air mail option available at the time, and was days faster than sending a letter by boat. Brazil, Bolivia, Germany, and Spain all made the Zeppelin stamps, and 93 percent of the proceeds from each stamp was funneled back into German Zeppelin Airship Works.Well, as we know from the short-lived era of zeppelins, the scheme didn't work out in the long run. Read the story of the zeppelin stamps at Atlas Obscura.
After some debate, the U.S. Post Office decided to get in on the game as well, designing and printing a run of Graf Zeppelin stamps in a matter of weeks. They called this a gesture of goodwill toward Germany, and pledged to also contribute 93 percent of the revenue to the Airship Works. Secretly, though, they expected that an enthusiastic population of American collectors would snap up most of the stamps, keeping them out of circulation, and ensuring that the Post Office held onto most of the money.
For many, naming one of these ancient beasts is serious business. “To me, choosing a name for a new dinosaur species has always been a heavy task,” says North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences paleontologist Lindsay Zanno. Not only are names necessary for scientific communication, but dinosaurs—like planets—have their own pop culture pull that makes naming a new species a way to excite the public. “If wisely chosen, a name can become a vector for connecting nature and humanity through shared culture, for inspiring curiosity, or for awakening a long dead species in our collective imaginations,” Zanno says.But now that new species are found more often, names get pulled from every corner of society. Read about dinosaur naming conventions and how they have changed at Smithsonian. By the way, the "panty" in Pantydraco is a Welsh word.