Eli Whitney & Supreme Court

Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. 5.0/5

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Becky writes, "I know the conversation is over, but I wanted to share some names of famous homeschoolers for grandparents who are afraid their grandchildren will never amount to anything! Agatha Christie, Thomas Edison, Michelle Kwan, Tim Tebow, Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, Clara Barton, Beatrix Potter, Ray Kroc, Joseph Pulitzer, Eli Whitney, Irving Berlin, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Douglas McCarthur, Ansel Adams, Andrew Wyeth, Colonel Sanders, Pierre Curie, C. S. Lewis, Frank Lloyd Wright, D. L. Moody, Pearl S. Buck, at least 10 Presidents and 3 Supreme Court judges, including Sandra Day O'Connor. We are in good company!" Indeed we are!! :)
Today in History 1765 - Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. 1776 - George Washington's retreating army in the American Revolution crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. 11863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the Reconstruction of the South. 1941 - The United States entered World War II when it declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan. 1952 - On the show "I Love Lucy," a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time. 1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police could not search a person or their cars after ticketing for a routine traffic violation. 1999 - In Memphis, TN, a jury found that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been the victim of a vast murder conspiracy, not a lone assassin.
On this day in history: 1756 - In India, 150 British soldiers were imprisoned in a cell that became known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta." 1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a cotton gin patent. He received the patent on March 14. The cotton gin initiated the American mass-production concept. 1941 - The U.S. Army Air Force was established, replacing the Army Air Corps. 1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, CA, at the order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project, the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas, NV. 1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction. 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.
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