Archive | May 20, 2017

President Abraham Lincoln Signed The U.S. ‘Homestead Act’ This Day 155 Years Ago; May 20, 1862.

by Anura Guruge

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I had always thought that this was a real neat and ‘romantic’ notion. I like to think that if I was of that time I might have considered this. Sure was quite the deal. Wow. All those open spaces. I do NOT think I know of anyone who has told me that their family owned ‘Homestead’ land. Of course there must be millions.

I guess it was inevitable that it would come to an end, and it did, in two parts — the first in 1976 bar Alaska and ten-years later in Alaska.

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The Patent For Levi’s Jeans With Copper Rivets Was Granted This Day 144 Years Ago; May 20, 1873.

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U.S Patent 139,121 to Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss. Click here for the Wikipedia entry.

Davis was the tailor, Strauss the merchant who sold cloth — including denim. It was Davis who came up with the idea of using rivets as reinforcement.

Pretty amazing. Spare a thought. 144 years ago.

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Roston Chase: For The 2nd Time In 9-Months I Doff My Hat In Total Admiration.

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Roston Chase is THE MAN!

The exciting new face & talent of
West Indian cricket.

Latest century was a beaut; a classic.


You, Roston, is a CHAMPION.

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Pretty spectacular Test career — as he is played as an allrounder.

Only played in 10 Tests and he has scored 3 centuries and 3 fifties! That is 6 significant innings in 10 matches. Not bad. He has also taken 17 wickets.

He has already done the century and 5 wickets in an innings in the same Test already — in his 2nd Test.

The West Indies could have saved the 3rd Test against Pakistan. C’est la vie.

To think that he is the next Sobers is way too premature. But he is going in the right direction. Maybe the next Carl Hooper.

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