March 6 On This Day In History
Pictured above: Alamo, San Antonio, Texas/Robert Runyon, photographer, circa 1900-1920/LOC.
VAV/March 6, 2013
1646 - Joseph Jenkes of Massachusetts received the first machine patent. The patent was the first in the the New World (America)and it was to protect his scythe mill engine from competition.
1776 - New York demanded Sandy Hook lighthouse be dismantled.
1775 - The first negro Mason in the United States was initiated in Boston, MA.
1788 – The First Fleet arrived at Norfolk Island to found a convict settlement.
1808 - The first college orchestra was founded at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.