A Mystery Writer’s Almanac—Bait for Criminals
On this day in 1812, Charles Lewis Tiffany is born. With a partner he begins a stationery and fancy goods store in 1837 in Lower Manhattan. By 1841 the store is manufacturing its own line of jewelry, and in 1853—having assumed control of the business—Tiffany shifts the business’s emphasis to jewelry. The rest, as they say, is history—all wrapped up in a distinctive robin’s-egg blue box.