Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Things That Changed The World, From Least Changey to Most Changey

Mauve

Mr. Hornaday, a peculiar Victorian zookeeper

Guinness

The banana

Temple Grandin

The 1960 Olympics in Rome

Indigo

A topographic map which shows a delineation of the strata of England and Wales

Pepper

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire *

Cod

The 1893 Columbian Exposition *

The year 1959 **

The battle of Thermopylae

The friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

January to June, 1919

December, 1941

Quinine

The compass

The voyage of the Mayflower

The telegraph cable

The battle of the Marne, 1914

Tea

The birth-control pill

The Reformation

Gunpowder

* Only America is changed
** Everything is changed


Michelle Legro is an editor at Lapham's Quarterly.

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Peteykins (#1,916)

I read that book on mauve, and it was utterly, completely fascinating. Highly recommended!

blueblazes (#238,044)

@Peteykins Yeah, I realized going down the list that I had read far too many books about things changing the world. History nuts, amirite? :)

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