Category: Cultural history

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 …

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The Real Thing

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

Cultural history

Banning Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States on February 18, 1885. The book had been published in the United Kingdom and Canada in December 1884. Soon after publication, some libraries decided against housing the book. Even now some American schools deem the book unsuitable for students.