Today’s header photo is from me.
And this one is from Mumsee’s place.
On this day in 1751 Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in the U.S.
In 1836 Samuel Colt received a patent for a “revolving gun”.
In 1913 the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It authorized a graduated income tax.
In 1928 the Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC.
And in 1933 the aircraft carrier Ranger was launched. It was the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier.
Quote of the Day
“The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.”
For some reason the first on this day item reminded me of this. 🙂
Today is Dr. Ralph Stanley’s birthday.
And it’s George Harrison’s as well.