April 23, 2012

The Feast: Soapy art by Jeff Smith

The Feast 
A fantasy piece by Jeff Smith

1789: U.S. President George Washington moved into Franklin House, New York. It was the first executive mansion. 
1856: Westport, Kansas -Free Stater J.N. Mace shoots pro-slavery sheriff Samuel Jones in the back. 
1861: Arkansas troops seized Fort Smith. 
1865: Kansas- a day of fasting and prayer for President Lincoln, assassinated on the 14th takes place on this date by order of the governor.
1872: Charlotte E. Ray became the first black woman lawyer.
1874: Kansas City- after being engaged for nine years, Jesse James & Miss Zee Mimms were married at the house of a friend. 
1875: Kansas- in northwestern Kansas Little Bull and his seventy-five Cheyennes, on their way back to home in the Black Hills, are nearly wiped out by buffalo hunters and a cavalry company out of Fort Wallace. 1885: Denver, Colorado- the town receives its greatest snowfall to date, 23 inches in 24 hours. Just to the west, Idaho Springs received 32 inches. 
1892: At the Republican convention Soapy is elected alternate delegate from the fourth division.
1896: The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City. 

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