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|644||Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.|
|1493||Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.|
|1677||William III and Mary of England wed on William’s birthday.|
|1760||Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.|
|1791||General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army near Fort Wayne.|
|1798||Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.|
|1842||Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.|
|1854||Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrive in the Crimea.|
|1863||From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet‘s troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.|
|1918||Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.|
|1922||The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.|
|1922||The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered.|
|1924||Calvin Coolidge is elected the 30th president of the United States.|
|1924||Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected the first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).|
|1946||The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.|
|1952||General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected 34th president of the United States.|
|1956||Russian troops attack Budapest, Hungary.|
|1979||At the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage by militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. The students demand the return of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York City.|
|1980||Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States.|
|1992||Carol Moseley Braun becomes the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.|
|1995||Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.|
|2008||Senator Barack Obama of Illinois is elected the 44th president of the United States, the first African-American to hold that position.|
In order to glean how working people moved back in the early 1900s, I decided to focus on a few key areas of research:The result is a fascinating look at working class home life in the early 1900s, complete with furniture prices and historical photographs.
What kind of wages the family would make, what they would spend it on and what kind of local industry they might have participated in.
What kind of stuff was being moved; (AKA what kind of furniture these folks bought and how much it cost
What the costs were of moving services during this time, and whether they were affordable for the family in question.
According to reports, Robert was renovating his own space next door to the Kennedy home, and he’d installed a removable wall to gain access to their attic.
But that wasn’t all: Jerome discovered that Robert had apparently drilled multiple holes in a common wall in order to spy on the family.
The neighbor was arrested and has pled not guilty to charges of trespassing and stalking. The Kennedys hope that he will be charged for his alleged crimes so that they can sleep soundly at night.
But women miners had few options when it came to clothing: flimsier, cooler clothing, which revealed the contours of their body, were seen as “an invitation to promiscuity.” Trousers, and other practical garments, were “unwomanly”—and often led to wardrobe malfunctions. In his 1842 speech to Parliament, Lord Ashley described how the work sometimes wore holes in the crotch of these women and girls’ trousers: “The chain passing high up between the legs of two girls, had worn large holes in their trousers. Any sight more disgustingly indecent or revolting can scarcely be imagined than these girls at work. No brothel can beat it.” (What’s especially striking about these observations is that they seem more concerned about the modesty of the women than that they toiled in life-threatening situations.)When women and children under ten were forbidden to work underground, they sought jobs up top sorting coal. The women at the mines in Wigan, still wearing trousers, became a tourist attraction for those wanting to witness such a scandal. Read about the pants-wearing women of the mines at Atlas Obscura.
Evan Wiig, Executive Director of the California Farmers’ Guild, said: “Cotton is an organic material and breaks down naturally just like anything else you’d put in your compost pile. So if you bury cotton in soil teeming with life, all those creatures will begin to feast.Soil that is worked over by microbes, insects, and worms will be more nutritious for the plants that grow there, and for the animals that graze the fields. Read more about the underpants test at the Telegraph.
“If you have dead soil, if it is totally lifeless you should be able to pull the pants out of the ground, throw it in the washing machine and put them on like nothing ever happened. If you have incredibly healthy soil, you should have nothing left but an elastic strap.”