Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
Today you can’t buy anything for 2 cents, but way back in 1914 you could buy any of the following:
A Cake Pan
3 Yards of White Tubular Corset Lace
A Hardwood Butter Ladle
According to the Inflation Calculator, $0.02 in 1914 is worth $0.43 in 2011.
1840 – The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
The idea began in 1835, when Slocum invented a machine for making pins with solid heads.
The predecessor to what is now called Burger King was founded in 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, as Insta-Burger King.
1642 – Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On this day in 1883, Oscar Hammerstein patented the first cigar roller.
In 1934, the Air Ministry set up a committee chaired by Sir Henry Tizard to advance the state of the art of air defence in the UK.
Tom Swift Wile E Coyote Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts Doc Emmett Brown Q (James Bond) Photos by gizmodo.