May 5 in Pop Culture History

May 5 in Pop Culture History

1809 – Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a US patent (#X01043) , for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.

1821 – Corsica-born Napoleon Bonaparte died as a British prisoner on the remote island of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

1847 – The American Medical Association (AMA) met for the first time in the Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.…