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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo The match patent, in all its sizzling glory, is struck, 1836.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, October 23rd – According to 17th century divine, James Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, at 9 a.m, 4004 B.C.


Tuesday, October 24th – The match is patented, 1836.

Courtesy photo The match patent, in all its sizzling glory, is struck, 1836.

Courtesy photo
The match patent, in all its sizzling glory, is struck, 1836.


Wednesday, October 25th – In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962.

Thursday, October 26th – The first New York – Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York – London transatlantic service is inaugurated by BOAC, 1958.

Friday, October 27th – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to remove Soviet missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. removes its missile bases in Turkey, 1962.

Saturday, October 28th – Alaskan Proud: the Matanuska Valley Cooperative Association was organized at Palmer, 1936.

Sunday, October 29th – The first computer-to-computer link is established. The link is accomplished through ARPANET, forerunner of the Internet, 1969.

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.

 


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