Tag Archives: 1898

What Happened – December 10

It was on this day in 1898 that Spain and the US delegates in Paris finalized the treaty that would officially end the Spanish-American War. As a result of the negotiations Cuba became an independent country while the US gained control of … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 10

It was on this day in 1871 that Henry Stanley finds the missionary he was searching for, greeting him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He was working as a correspondent in Africa for the New York Herald when he was asked to lead an expedition … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 7

“The best thing since sliced bread!” It was on this day in 1928 that the Chillicothe Baking Company (Chillicothe, MO) started baking loaves of “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”, the first time that sliced bread was mass-produced. The machine that made this … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 19

It was on this day in 1898 that the US Post Office authorized private companies to print and sell postcards. (Prior to this, companies could only make “souvenir cards.”) At first, postcards were not allowed to have a “divided back”…the … Continue reading

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