On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1877

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Historical Events


Historic InventionEarmuffs on, shhhh!

American Chester Greenwood patents earmuffs after inventing them at age 15
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Chester Greenwood's 1877 patent for
Chester Greenwood's 1877 patent for "ear-mufflers" and inset, Greenwood modeling his earmuffs

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor and Shakespearean critic, dies at 89