Monday the fourth
A pleasant morning but chilly. Audrea coughed so much in the night that Edith did not waken her to go to school. Edith went in with her cards. A heavy load with her lame side. Poverty is a dreadful thing. It’s a good thing she had a good time when she was young or she never would have had it. It would have broken John’s heart to know his “baby” would have to live as she does. Clarence is whitening the dining room ceiling. Had dinner read aloud in “Misty Flats” also papers + went to bed.
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: April 4, 1927 (Monday)
Colonial Air Transport inaugurated the first regularly scheduled airline service in America, carrying six passengers on a flight that departed Boston at 6:15 pm and landed near New York City (at Hadley Field, New Jersey), at 9:00 pm. The first ticket was sold to Mrs. Gardiner Fiske for 25 dollars.
The Urdu language daily newspaper, Inqilab, described as a periodical that that “changed the course of Muslim politics… of the entire Indo-Pakistan subcontinent” was founded by Ghulam Rasul Mehr and Abdul Majid Salik. The paper, which lasted until 1949, two years after Pakistan attained independence.
The Victor Talking Machine Company introduced “the automatic orthophonic Victrola”, the first phonograph that could be loaded with multiple (up to 12) records and then play them in sequence.
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