A lobster believed to be 140 years old that became a restaurant mascot for a short time will be returned to more familiar waters, according to a Reuters report.
So if the lobster is 140 years old, here are some facts on 1869, the year it was born (Source: spiritus-temporis.com):
+ Sigma Nu fraternity is founded at Virginia Military Institute. They were dorks at my school. Just sayin'.
+ Celluloid is patented.
+ The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah.
+ Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.
+ Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. Hmm, I thought Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe were responsible for that.
+ Rutgers beats Princeton, 6-4, in the first official American intercollegiate football game.