1851 – Whale Tragedy



1851: Whale Tragedy 

MDCCCLI

Portland Penny coin flip: Boston loses Oregon 

  

     Losers can be winners 

Australia: Black Thursday brushfires 

     Temptations smolder and smoke

Western Union founded 

     Lifelines are essential 

Charles Darwin’s daughter dies: depression 

     Even the fittest fall 

Adolf and Lionel play Immortal Game of chess 

     Practice strategic forethought 

America wins first ever America’s Cup

     A victory lane awaits 

New York Times founded

     Progress is newsworthy 

Moby Dick published 

     Don’t mess with whales 

Boston: First US YMCA opens

      Support others 

Christmas Eve, Washington DC: Library of Congress burns

     Resist the eggnog

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