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245Mil BC
Researchers in 2006 said floodwaters likely overflowed river banks in parts of Antarctica about this time, sending water and sand across the landscape and into various animal homes, such as burrows. No animal bones or remains were found inside the burrows, suggesting the burrow dweller must have escaped the deluge. The burrows' sizes and shapes, along with associated scratch marks, are nearly identical to tetrapod burrows found in South Africa also dating to the Triassic.
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1847
Richard Mitchell (1811-1899) and Frederick Rammelsberg (1814-1863) founded Mitchell & Rammelsberg to manufacture furniture in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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1847
1852
Durfee’s Knickerbocker root beer was bottled in Rochester, New York, during this period. Durfee used a 12-sided bottle in Ohio and New York. In 2008 the bottles were valued at about $125.
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1848
The painter-poet Josef Victor von Scheffel published cynical poems with titles as 'Biedermann's Evening socializing' and 'Bummelmaier's Complaint' in the Viennese satirical magazine 'Fliegende Blätter' (Flying Leaves). These names were combined into the pseudonym 'Gottlieb Biedermaier' by Ludwig Eichrodt, who together with Adolf Kussmaul published poems by the schoolmaster Samuel Friedrich Sauter under this name. The spelling finally changed into 'Biedermeier' in 1869 when Eichrodt published 'Biedermeier's Liederlust'.
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1858
Tell City, Ind., was founded as a planned community of Swiss furniture craftsmen from Cincinnati, Ohio.
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1865
Swiss furniture craftsmen formed the Chair Makers Union of Tell City, Ind. This later became the Tell City Chair Co.
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1870
The pottery firm Knowles, Taylor and Knowles began operations in East Liverpool, Ohio, and continued to 1931. They were best known for their Lotus Ware (1891-1898).
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1871
Edward Roos founded a lathe works in Chicago where he produced chests and other products. A younger Edward Roos founded his own firm in 1916.
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1914 Aug
Sir Ernest Shackleton (40) left England on a voyage to Antarctica with a 27 man crew on the HMS Endurance. He planned to lead the "Imperial Trans-Continental Expedition," a dog-sled party across the continent.
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1921
US law required that the name of exporting countries be marked in English on all imported wares. Prior to this Japanese porcelain was marked “Nippon.”
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1997 Mar 16
The last sale day declared by the US Post Office for buying the Marilyn Monroe, antique autos, or United Nations commemorative stamps.
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1997 Oct 14
Aydin Dikmen (60), Turkish art dealer, was arrested in Germany for selling antiquities plundered from Cyprus since 1974.
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1997
Peter Watson authored “Sotheby’s: The Inside Story.”
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1998
Robert Lacy published a history of Sotheby’s auction house: "Sotheby’s: Bidding for Class." It tells mostly about those who rode to the top of the organization.
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