Archive for the ‘First mention’ Category

First mention: first use of “Ms” in print

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

There is a void in the English language which, with some diffidence, we undertake to fill. Every one has been put in an embarrassing position by ignorance of the status of some woman. To call a maiden Mrs is only a shade worse than to insult a matron with the ...

First mention: Sacred Harp

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Besides what must be a playful reference to a fake invention, the "Sacred Harp of Eloquence," and a brief mention in a letter to the editor, the first mention of the Sacred Harp in the New York Times comes in a review of Eleanor de al Vergne Risley's "The Road ...

First mention: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

First mention: 1905 for Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Mrs. Valentine Hall has sent out invitations for the wedding of her grand-daughter, Miss Eleanor Roosevelt, to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The ceremony will take place at 4 o'clock, March 14, at 8 East Seventy-sixth Street, the residence of Mr. and Mrs Henry Parish Jr., ...

First mention: Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

To-day, has been set apart by the State and City authorities as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the mercies which have marked the closing year. It will, according to custom, be generally observed. We have all had abundant occasions for gratitude to God for blessings received at ...

First mention: T.S. Eliot

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

First mention of T.S. Eliot in the New York Times: T.S. Eliot of St. Louis, a student in the Summer school of Magedeburg University, arrived in London today with a number of students from Freiburg and other German universities which have been closed on account of the war. "The German officials," said ...

First mention: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

First mention of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the New York Times: Harriet Beecher Stowe, wife of Professor Stowe, of Bowdoin College, and the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," has received $4,000, as her share of the sales already made of that book. She receives 10 cents on each copy sold, and ...