November 24 in Pop Culture History

November 24 in Pop Culture History

1639 – First observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish the size of our Solar System.

1859 – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. A first printing sells for around $100,000 today.

1874 – The patent (#157,124) for barbed wire was issued to Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois.

1877 – Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty is published.

1896 – …