Feb 17, 2018
February 17. In 1621, Myles Standish was elected first commander of the Plymouth Colony. In 1817, Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patented the "draisine," an early bicycle. In 1876, Julius Wolff canned sardines for the first time. In 1904, "Madame Butterfly" premiered in Milan. In 1913, the NY Armory Show introduced the US public to Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picassso, Matisse, Duchamp, etc. In 1933, Prohibition ended. In 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded an album they never released. Happy Birthday, Lola Montez, Marian Anderson, Chaim Potok, Gene Pitney, Huey Newton. It's Random Acts of Kindness Day in America and Revolution Day in Libya. Mission: Be nice, I guess.