Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes

Aug 15, 1920

  • Francis Bannerman VI (1851-1918)
  • 1900 Francis Bannerman purchased Pollepel Island
    – 6.5-acre island in the Hudson River
    – 50 miles north of New York City
  • 1920 Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes
  • 1967  the family sold Bannerman island to New York State
    – surplus warehouse was abandoned
  • 1969 Bannerman’s Island Castle warehouse burns down
  • Today the Bannerman Castle Trust preserves the castle & island

 

Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes

Aug 15, 1920

  • Francis Bannerman VI (1851-1918)
  • 1900 Francis Bannerman purchased Pollepel Island
    – 6.5-acre island in the Hudson River
    – 50 miles north of New York City
  • 1920 Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes
  • 1967  the family sold Bannerman island to New York State
    – surplus warehouse was abandoned
  • 1969 Bannerman’s Island Castle warehouse burns down
  • Today the Bannerman Castle Trust preserves the castle & island

 

Alan Amron – Born

November 20, 1948

  • May 10, 1980 patented first battery-powered automatic water gun
  • Used by: Larami, LJN Entertech, Tyco, Mattel, Buddy L, Coleco, Playtime and Blue Box toys
  • Sept 8, 1986 article he said “Because of the war in Vietnam, no one was buying toy guns, Now, Rambo and Bambo and suddenly it’s okay.. I don’t like guns either. But I’ve never known anything that could make money this fast”
  • 1994 – invented, a voice-activated, multidirectional water-spouting headset

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4022350

“Because of the war in Vietnam, no one was buying toy guns, Now, Rambo and Bambo and suddenly it’s okay.. I don’t like guns either. But I’ve never known anything that could make money this fast”

 

Sullivan Law (1st CCW Law) signed 1911

Aug 31, 1911

  • Sullivan Law (1st CCW Law) signed
  •  a gun control law in New York city
  • corrupt politicians created laws to use against their rivals
  •  required licenses for New Yorkers to possess firearms small enough to be concealed
    – possession of such firearms without a license was a misdemeanor
    – carrying them in public was a felony

Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes

Aug 15, 1920

  • Francis Bannerman VI (1851-1918)
  • 1900 Francis Bannerman purchased Pollepel Island
    – 6.5-acre island in the Hudson River
    – 50 miles north of New York City
  • 1920 Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes
  • 1967  the family sold Bannerman island to New York State
    – surplus warehouse was abandoned
  • 1969 Bannerman’s Island Castle warehouse burns down
  • Today the Bannerman Castle Trust preserves the castle & island