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On This Day – March 16

Posted on: Tue 16 Mar 2021

On this day in history:

In 1934, there was a mishap at the Oscar awards. The academy award for best director was being presented by Will Rogers.

Rogers opened the envelope and announced “come up and get it frank”. Frank ran up to the stage, but unfortunately for that Frank, it was another Frank who actually won the award.

Also on this day in history, Anna Atkins was born in 1799. She was the first person to publish a book with photographic images.

The book contained cyanotype photographs, which is a photographic printing process that are usually named “blueprints”

Also on this day in history, The American Author Nathaniel Hawthorne published the book ‘The Scarlet Letter” in 1850.

The purpose of the book was to reveal the realities of the stiff and stubborn society during that time.

The plot involves a woman who conceives a daughter through an afair, then struggles to create a new life after the public humiliation and shame forced upon her.

She was forced to wear the letter ‘A’ on her for the rest of her life, which is the scarlet letter.

Produced by Kate Johnson

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