1942 – George Washington Carver begins an experimental project with Henry Ford


The agricultural chemist George Washington Carver, head of Alabama’s famed Tuskegee Institute, arrives in Dearborn, Michigan at the invitation of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Born to slave parents in Missouri during the Civil War, Carver managed to get a high …read more

1799: Rosetta Stone found


On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different… read more »

2003
Thousands of fans join the Miami funeral procession of Celia Cruz »

On this day …. in history


On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different… read more »

Peace talks resume » 1972

America bombs Rome » 1943

Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot expedition » 1779

Seneca Falls Convention begins » 1848

President Arthur proclaims power to impose quarantine on immigrants » 1884

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