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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 31

* 1790 – The very first US patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 30

After spending several years as assistant editor of Practical Wireless and Instrument Practice, Sinclair founded Sinclair Radionics in 1961, where he produced the first slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972 (the Sinclair Executive).


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World’s First Mobile Phone?

The device, invented by Philadelpia experimenter W W McFarlane required three pieces of stove pipe stuck to a board as an aerial.


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Infographic: History of the BBB

The Better Business Bureau is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, they’ve made an infographic of their accomplishments.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 25

1788 – Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 23

The machine was of a rectangular wooden box 12 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 18 inches long.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 22

Zybach grew up in Nebraska but was farming in Colorado in 1947 when he saw a demonstration of modern movable irrigation.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 18

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.


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Dieting With A Tube Up Your Nose

Brides-to-be looking to shed that final 10, 15 or 20 pounds in order to fit into their dream wedding gown have taken a controversial approach to crash dieting that involves inserting a feeding tube into their noses for up to 10 days for a quick fix to rapid weight loss.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 13

In the mid-1970s, Ernő Rubik worked at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest.


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