May 9 in Pop Culture History

May 9 in Pop Culture History

1662 – Famous puppet Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England.

1865 – The patent (#47,631) was issued to Richard Jordan Gatling for the Gatling gun, which was the first to successfully combine reliability, high firing rate and ease of loading into a single device.

1882 – William F. Ford was issued a patent (#257,487) for his stethoscope.

1887 – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show opened in …