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51 > Image 51 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1989, no. 1-2

Part of Kentucky alumnus

ll 1 I I 0 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I { _. The worldls first electric elevators are installed by the Otis Company in New )brk`s Demarest building li on Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street. ; Electric lights are installed at the White House in Washington, DC., but neither President Harrison g nor his wife will touch the switches. An employee turns on the lights each evening, and they remain i burning until the employee returns in the morning to turn them off. _ 1.M. Singer Company introduces the first electric sewing machine and sells a million machines, up from 539,000 in 1880. A coin operated telephone patented by Hartford, Conn., inventor William Gray is installed in the Hartford Bank. (Local calls cost 5 cents everywhere until 1951.) - Mark Twain wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur; Court. The Starry Night, and SelfP0rtrait with Bandage;] Ear is painted by Vincent van Gogh who is suffering from a mental disorder, and has cut off his ear and presented it to a young prostitute at Arles. J Popular songs are Oh, Promise Me and Down Mat McGinty. Richard Sears sells his 3-year-old mail order watch business for 5T0,000 but soon starts another such ~ - ~ t ~ tc "il 11- business with a catalo of watches, watch chains, and other ewelrv offered with the slo an Satisfaction . ; D J 1 g ", ,4, ~ - or Your Money Back." .] r . . . , ,.z< .;r>s;._p , London`s Savoy Hotel opens August 6, the first British hotel to have private baths. The new Hotel A " i' . . . <"',t` " Victoria has four baths to serve its DOO guests. ir New Yorks first real skyscraper opens at SO Broadway. Architect Bradford Lee Gilbert climbs to the ll , top of the 13story structure during construction and lets down a plumb line during a hurricane to T _ I I II N *1* " show crowds gathered to watch the building collapse that it is as steady as a rock. _ _ , I I I I President B. Harrison { A pure food law is proposed to Congress but meets with ridicule. A U.S. ice shortage caused by an extraordinarily mild winter gives impetus to the development of ice-making plants. By years end the country has more than ZOO ice plants, up from 35 in 1879. Aunt lemima pancake flour, invented at St. ]oseph, Mo., is the first self~rising flour for pancakes and the first ready-mix food ever to be introduced commercially. i 1 McCormick spices employs two girls and a boy in a one-room factory with cellar and backyard and l is in business selling flavoring extracts, fruit syrups, juices, lron Glue (Stick to Everything but the 5 Buyer") and Uncle Sams Nerve and Bone Liniment (Eor Man or Beast"). l i Lenox China is introduced by Trenton, N.]., ceramist Walter Scott Lenox, SO, who has established j the Ceramic Art Company and whose porcelain will be ranked with that of Englands Wedgewood J and Spode. l The "safety" bicycle is introduced in the United States. Within 4 years, more than a million Americans will be riding the new bike. l Edward M. Bok takes over the Ladies Home Journal and employs writers to produce material to appeal to female readers. Circulation of the magazine goes up to YO0,000. l A\ . ,; _ i , 5%. ` .. 23;.} . . . . Jif i li i frrf c A _- lul!$l` illgii . .| l IE'{??1} :!_ 5 gj;;1l ' ; --t.1 ` 7 Train Station, Lexington lv 1