May 6 in Pop Culture History

May 6 in Pop Culture History

1840 (Tornado) Natchez, Mississippi

1851 – Linus Yale, Jr. was granted a patent (#8,071) for the invention of his “Self-Detaching and Attaching Key-Lock” as “a new and Improved Safety-Lock for Banks, Safes, Vaults, Stores, &c.”

1851 – President Benjamin Harrison had the first electric lights installed in the White House.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1915 – …