Today in history

First fashion show and discovery of King Tut’s tomb on the same day

By Mikera Walker
On November 3, 2016

Mikera Walker
Contributed by Mikera Walker

Today is November 4, the 308th day of 2016.

In 1904 Harvard Stadium was built. It just so happens to be the first stadium built specifically for football. 

Prior to the construction of the Harvard Stadium, the first stadiums were U-shaped and built for races.

When football drew a larger crowd than races, the first semi-modern day stadiums began to pop up.

1914 saw the first Vogue “Fashion Fete” in New York City, which was the first fashion show.

Although this claim of whether or not it was the first is highly disputed in some circles, the “Fashion Fete” served the purpose of benefiting World War 1 orphans.

This was brought to life by Edna Woolman Chase, the brand new editor-in-chief at Vogue’s New York offices at that time.

King Tutankhamen, or King Tut as he is commonly known, was found in his tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter and his associates.

King Tut was overlooked due to lack of evidence until his tomb was discovered. This led to the recovery of more than 5,000 artifacts. The discovery of Tut led to crucial information to the period. The young pharaoh was quite unpopular, though not by his own doing.

His father Pharaoh Akhenaten had made several massive changes to the Egyptian way of life. 

Akhenaten changed ancient Egypt from polytheistic to monotheistic and King Tut changed Egypt back shortly after he took over, but it was too late.

The sins of his heretic father would follow King Tut to the grave at 19, after being pharaoh for less than 10 years.

2008 is a more current year and one appreciated for its diversity by many.

On this day, the first African-American president was elected. Barack Obama won the election against John McCain and was named the President of the United States eight years ago today.

His success in the election against Hillary Clinton as well as McCain is widely attributed to his successful online campaigning.

Obama utilized the internet and had a very calm demeanor in the debates leading to the election, which gave him an advantage against his opponents.

2008 was also a year of loss; the world lost world renound author at the age of 66.

Michael Crichton is most well known as the author of Jurassic Park.

Crichton has 43 documented books, non-fiction, screenplays and essays over the course of his career.

Beginning in 1966 under the pseudonym of John Lange, Crichton began publishing his works until his death in 2008. His latest novel, “Micro,” was published in 2011 posthumously.  

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