On this day 8 June:
The burden of the housewife and domestic servant was considerably eased when in 1824 the washing machine was patented followed in 1869 by the vacuum cleaner. It took a while though till you could plug them in!
But that’s not all.
452 ‘Italy’ was invaded by Attila the Hun
1786 Commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time in New York
1861 Tennesse became the last of 11 southern states to secede from the Union
1866 Prussia annexed Holstein
And finally for Elvis Presley fans
1961 The film ‘Wild in the Country’ was released
1966 Premier of ‘Paradise Hawaiian Style’
Just a few happenings on this day. Seems like only yesterday!
(more another day)