Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, March 26th – Dr. Jonas Salk introduces a vaccine against polio, 1953.
Tuesday, March 27th – Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi achieves the first international radio transmission between England and France, 1899.
Wednesday, March 28th – A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, 1979.
Thursday, March 29th – A permanent European colony is established at present-day U.S. state Delaware, 1638.
Friday, March 30th – Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end, 1858.
Saturday, March 31st – The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889.
Sunday, April 1st – Alaskan Proud: the first public school in Alaska under the American flag was opened in a log building at Sitka, 1869. The teacher, Miss Addie Messer, was paid $50 a month.
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.