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Jennie Jerome invented the Manhattan Cocktail in 1874 in New York, what was her other contribution to the world?

-- mitch hearn (, April 10, 2002


Ah ah! Another one I know! I am on a roll. I will not give this one away since I got yesterdays, but it is a pretty facinating story about her. She sure is the "mother" of invention.

The story about the cocktail is pretty interesting. She was giving a banquet at the Manhattan Club in New York City and devised a new cocktail for the occassion. The banquet was given to honor of Samuel J. Tilden (who was the prosecutor the Boss Tweed Ring). He was running for president of the United States in 1876. He lost the election in an Electoral College controversy that was settled by a Senate committee in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes.

She did go on to produce something that many people say changed the world.

-- Karen (, April 10, 2002.

Yes Karen, I am convinced you do know by the hint(s) you placed within your post.

-- mitch hearn (, April 10, 2002.

Although I may not know what she did invent, I figure it's safe to assume it wasn't A.A.! *BIG GRIN!* Toni in Wa.

-- Toni (, April 10, 2002.

I know, I know..but it's early in the day..will let someone else answer....babysitting my 4 month old grand-daughter for the next two weeks so we are up before the chickens!

-- lesley (, April 10, 2002.

Jennie Jerome invented one thing but contributed another.~

-- mitch hearn (, April 10, 2002.

I think I know this -and I have NEVER gotten a stumper-so here goes- Did she not make a contribution to the world in the person of her son Winston Churchill?

-- Kelly (, April 10, 2002.

Kelly made a bingo!!

-- mitch hearn (, April 11, 2002.

Hurray! Of course the day I win a stumper the forum goes down and I have to wait two days to see if Im right.......Oh well.

-- Kelly (, April 12, 2002.

I would not have known the answer to this except that I am now reading "Centennial" - and the author does a good job of covering this. By the way - what a book.

-- alexandra (, April 14, 2002.

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