Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, February 12th – Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired creation of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone, 1709.
Tuesday, February 13th – A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” 1949.
Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s & Alaskan Proud: the Federal and Territorial Building, now the State Capitol at Juneau, was formally dedicated, 1931.
Thursday, February 15th – The first serious fist fight occurs in U.S. Congress, 1798.
Friday, February 16th – Dupont Co. patents a new thread, nylon, which will replace silk in a number of products and reduce costs, 1937.
Saturday, February 17th – The first color television is demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London, 1938.
Sunday, February 18th – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York, 1885.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.