Sunday, January 29, 2017

DAY 29 - This day in legal and military history

January 29


NATIONAL Corn Chip Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1802 John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.

1813 Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.

1845 Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven was published.

1861 Kansas admitted to the US as the 34th state.

1904 New York subway opens


  1. 1861 for Kansas? And it's the 34th state? I wonder what the US population was at the time. It sure has grown quickly. Where did they invent corn chips?

    1. US population in 1860 census 31,443,321. I looked up invention of corn chips but it gets confusing between corn chips and tortilla chips. Tortilla chips were first mass produced in Los Angeles. The best I can find for corn chips is reference to Fritos, possibly in San Antonio TX. Good questions!