17 июля 1871 году в Хрустальном дворце состоялась первая в мире выставка кошек

Now, instead of buying a pig in a poke, people looked at the cats from all sides at the show, compared the breeds and chose the best. The Crystal Palace held the cat shows every year until 1936, but then the cat’s palace caught on fire. By that time, the cat shows, or rather felinology shows, won the right to life. It is a pity that the palace was lost though.