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New York subway opens-1904.

U.S. and USSR step back from brink of nuclear war-1962.

Quakers executed for religious beliefs-1659.

Joseph Glidden gets patent for barbed wire-1873.

Album “Jesus Christ Superstar” released-1970.



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Saw JCS live with the original NY cast at the old East Town Theatre in Detroit. Enjoyed it a lot.
 

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https://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/BWhistory.htm

At the county fair in DeKalb, Illinois in 1873, Henry M. Rose had on exhibit a new idea in fencing. It was a wooden rail with a series of sharp spikes protruding from the sides of the rail. The fence rail, patented earlier that year on May 13, was designed to be attached to an existing fence to "prick" an animal when it came into contact with the rail and keep livestock from breaking through.

This fence attracted the attention of each of the three men, Joseph Glidden, Jacob Haish, and Isaac Ellwood. Each man had the idea to improve upon Rose's fence by attaching the spikes (barbs) directly to a piece of wire. Each went their separate ways to work on an invention that would soon bring them together.

Legend states that Glidden's wife Lucinda encouraged him with his idea to enclose her garden. Glidden experimented by bending a short wire around a long strand of straight wire, by modifying a coffee mill. Two pins on one side of the mill, one centered and the other just enough off center to allow a wire to fit in between. When the crank was turned, the pins twisted the wire to form a loop. The wire was then clipped off approximately one inch on each end at an angle to form a sharp point. Barbs were placed on one of two parallel strands of wire. The two strands of wire were attached to a hook on the side of an old grinding wheel. As the barbs were positioned, the wheel was turned twisting the two strands of wire and locking the barbs in place.
 

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As a high schooler, my sister had the LP of Jesus Christ Superstar. We enjoyed it a lot. Saw the movie too. The album included pics and info from the movie.
I really enjoyed Yvonne Elliman's voice. Great singer.
 
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