Sunday the twenty seventh
Very pleasant. Did not feel well, had a bad spell with my heart in the morning but Edith was so positive that a ride would do me good that I went out in the p.m. They took me into Boston + showed me some of the old landmarks, or rather where they used to be. Saw nothing familiar everything changed. Shook one up a great deal. I feel badly tonight.
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: March 27, 1927 (Sunday)
Anatol Josepho, a 31 year old Russian who had arrived in the United States penniless in 1925, became a millionaire with the sale of the rights to his invention, the photo booth, to the newly organized Photomaton Corporation.
Henry Ford, at the time the world’s wealthiest man, was hospitalized after he struck a tree. The auto magnate had been driving his coupe it was run off the road by a larger Studebaker on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Reports of the crash were kept from the press for several days and the matter was later investigated as “an attempted assassination”, but the case was later dropped. Researcher Jim Morris concluded that the accident was the motivating reason for the inclusion of safety glass in all Ford automobiles thereafter.
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