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The United Nations has declared 2015 as the ‘International Year of the Soil’
A power blackout hit New York. Power was out for about 25 hours. There was widespread looting, unlike the calm of the 1965 blackout.
Plastic milk bottles are introduced.
Minnesota's first pheasant season begins. Ring-necked pheasants were introduced to the state from China in 1905.
Mass production of toothbrushes in the U.S. begins.
Charles Darwin returned to England after his 5 year voyage studying flora and fauna around the world.
Jacob Schweppe was born. A German watchmaker and amateur scientist. Developed the first practical and commercially successful process for producing carbonated mineral water.
The first Tea is imported to the West
Spanish missionaries planted the first pomegranate trees in the New World. From Mexico, the pomegranate was transported north to missions in California and Texas.
Columbus returned from his first voyage to the New World.
King Edward I of England was born. King Edward I of England (1239-1307, ruled 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons.
Significant famine in Europe for several years. Planting seed supplies consumed, more than half of livestock died. Disinterred bodies reportedly eaten in Ireland.
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