Also, on this day in 1907 Earl S. Tupper was Born. The inventor of Tupperware. (Tupperware makes the containers used to conduct mold and bacterial experiments in the back of refrigerator shelves).
1852 Andrew Jackson Downing died. An American horticulturist, he was the author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’periodical.
1989 A record Atlantic Halibut that was caught with rod and reel weighed over 255 pounds. It was caught in Gloucester, Massachusetts by Sonny Manley.