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Mark's Almanac for December 15, 2020

Picture of mechanical street sweeper by Joseph Whitworth. It made its first run in Philadelphia on this date in 1854.
Picture of mechanical street sweeper by Joseph Whitworth. It made its first run in Philadelphia on this date in 1854.

It was on this date in 1854 that the street sweeper was first in used in America in Philadelphia. And also on this date, Antonín Dvořák premiered his From the New World symphony in 1893.

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