History #Trivia – Week of Feb 19-25 by @KayeSpencer


February 19, 1878: Thomas Edison receives a patent for the phonograph.

February 20, 1846: John Drummond receives a patent for molds for the manufacture of candles.

February 21, 1965: The Number 1 Chart Toppers pop song is This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

February 22, 1923: The United States begins the first transcontinental air mail route.

February 23, 1778: Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge to train George Washington’s soldiers.

Kaye Spencer in 2009 at Valley Forge
Kaye Spencer in 2009 at Valley Forge

February 24, 1938: DuPont produces the first nylon bristle toothbrush.

February 25, 1836: Sam Colt receives patent for Paterson Colt 5-shot revolver. He will produce this gun in a variety of barrels and calibers.

Until next week,





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