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Eli Whitney is granted a US patent for the cotton gin, a machine that vastly simplifies cotton harvesting. It will lead to huge profits for the cotton-rich South, but will also increase the demand for slaves to pick the expanded cotton crops.
Max Brand, perhaps the most prolific writer of western stories, publishes his first novel, The Untamed.
With input from field offices across the US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases its rogues’ gallery of the nation’s most dangerous criminals. In the decades to follow, the list will contribute to the capture of hundreds of suspects.
The Recording Industry Association of America awards first Gold Record to Perry Como for “Catch A Falling Star”
A Dallas, Texas, jury convicts nightclub owner Jack Ruby of shooting…
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