May 3 Tuesday
Edith + Mrs Steadman went to Boston today + came home all dragged out. It was very hot Clarence drove them in. Amos went too, but came back with Clarence + I got dinner for them. Had some music in the evening talked + got to bed after one o’clock. I remained behind to set the table for breakfast
On this day in history: May 3, 1927 (Tuesday)
- Dr. Quirino Majorana, Italian physicist, announced in Rome that he had invented a system for “wireless transmission of speech by means of ultra-violet rays”, which had been tested over a distance of ten miles.
- In the largest seizure in the U.S., up to that time of illegal drugs, the British trawler Gabriella was seized in New York Harbor with 2,000 drums of alcohol, valued at $1,200,000. The ship’s captain had been free on bond after being arrested the year before for smuggling of 1,200 cases of whiskey.
- Aviator Ferdinand Scholtz set a record for longest time aloft in a glider, keeping the unpowered airplane up for 14 hours and 8 minutes.
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