Cultural history, History of technology, US history

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That was then (April 3, 1860) When one considers how iconic the Pony Express is in American history, it may be hard to believe that the service was in operation for only nineteen months, from April 3, 1860 until October 26, 1861. Perhaps its most famous rider was William Cody (1846–1917), who signed on at …

History of religion

“Now are ye clean”

On April 14, 1906 a Pentecostal revival meeting was held in Los Angeles, an event that is considered to be the launching of the international Pentecostal movement.

Cultural history

The Real Thing

On March 29, 1886, John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola in his backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.