Apr 18, 2020
April 18. In 1846, the telegraph ticker was patented. In 1861, Colonel Robert E. Lee turned down an offer to command the Union armies during the Civil War. In 1877, French scientist Charles Cros wrote a paper describing the sound recording process and is regarded as the inventor of the phonograph in France. In America, Thomas Edison got the credit. In 1906, San Francisco was hit by a 7.9 earthquake. In 1909, Joan of Arc was beatified. In 1934, the first laundromat opened in Fort Worth, TX. In 1938, Superman debuted in the first issue of Action Comics. Happy Birthday, Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Bertha Isaacs, Joy Davidman, Kathy Acker, Hayley Mills, Rosa Clemente. It's Invention Day and Victory over the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice Day. Mission: Invent a path to victory over the "Lord of the Flies" (and all his maggots/magats) in the White House.