Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, September 10th – Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine in the United States, 1846.
Tuesday, September 11th – Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the “Father of All Bombs,” it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date, 2007.
Wednesday, September 12th – Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off on NASA’s 50th shuttle mission; its crew includes the first African-American woman in space, the first married couple, and the first Japanese citizen to fly in a U.S. spacecraft, 1992.
Thursday, September 13th – The UN adopts a non-binding Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.
Friday, September 14th – Famous author Dante Alighieri dies of malaria just hours after finishing classic work Paradiso, 1321.
Saturday, September 15th – Alaskan Proud: the parcel post zone system was established in Alaska, 1948.
Sunday, September 16th – Jean-Paul Marat sets up iconic French newspaper, L’Ami du Peuple, 1789.
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.