Tuesday, March 13, 2007

March 14th in History

March 14, 1794: The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney.
March 14, 1804: Johann Strauss, Austrian composer, was born.
March 14, 1879: Albert Einstein, Austrian scientist, was born.
March 14, 1883: Karl Marx, German philosopher and communist revolutionary, dies.

March 14, 1961: Revised version of the New Testament published.
March 14, 1964: Jack Ruby found guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, and sentenced to death.
March 14, 1980: Members of the US Olympic boxing team are among the 87 killed in a plane crash in Warsaw.


clinch64 said...

Anytime I hear cotton mentioned, I immediately think of my grandparents and their many stories involving a sometimes not so pleasant subject. "From can see until can't."


R. L. Vaughn said...

Neil, my mother used to sing "how tedious and tasteless the hours" when picking cotton/working in the cotton fields. I don't think she was thinking exactly what John Newton was when he wrote it!