Henry V & Mr Carothers

Happy St Crispian's Day incidentally as we salute Henry V and the yeoman of England who, with the help of the English Longbow and some bad weather, eviscerated a much larger force of Frenchmen at Agincourt on this day, 1415.

Enquiring minds may also have noticed that it’s also the anniversary this weekend of the announcement to three thousand women at the 1939 New York World’s Fair of the invention by Wallace Hume Carothers of nylon. I can’t find any record of how the three thousand women reacted to the news that Mr Carothers employers, DuPont, were about to change the world forever but I can report with confidence that generations of men have been cheering ever since.