On August 27th, 1875, American biologist, suffragist, philanthropist, and all-around great person Katharine (Dexter) McCormick was born. She was the first woman to graduate from MIT with a bachelor of science degree, and in later years she used her substantial inheritance to fund research for the birth control pill. She also gave money to MIT to build the Stanley McCormick Hall to house female students because there was not much housing for women and so her dorm helped to increase the…
16 survivors of the Andes plane crash of Uruguayan Air Force in 1972 in a remote region of the Andes. 45 people on board were traveling from Montevideo to Santiago in Chile, including a team of rugby players. There were five crew members. The aircraft crashed into the Andes and fell. Sixteen people were killed immediately, and the 29 survivors, 13 were dying over the 72 days they were stranded on the mountain. To survive those who were alive were eating the dead.
British spiritualist, William T. Stead also authored the novel From the Old World to the New. In this book, he describes the sinking of a ship in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. To add to the irony, the captain of the ship which picked up the survivors, was Edward J. Smith -- the eventual captain of Titanic..
This is a moustache cup. It was used in the Victorian times, if you had a particularly large moustache, you would rest the moustache on the little ledge bit inside the cup, and drink through the hole, to avoid getting your moustache wet.