Vol. 27, No. 5
THIS MONTH'S OLD NEWS: April & May, 2016
- Tailor Puts Rivets In Pants
- Charles Babbage Invents Mechanical Calculator
-Doctor John Snow Blames Water Pollution For Cholera Epidemic
- Elevator Safety Device Invented
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