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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 25

1949 – Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 21

He was responsible for improving the “Judson C-curity Fastener”.


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Selling Time, Before Wristwatches

This gem of a book tells the story of one life but illuminates in the process a swathe of history, writes Nicolette Jones Written by the curator of timekeeping at the Greenwich Observatory, it relates the life of a woman who sold time to the clockmakers of London.



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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 19

Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 18

Morris Markin, (a clothier from Chicago, Illinois) became the owner of ‘Markin Automobile Body’, an auto-body manufacturer based in Joliet, Illinois following a default by the owner on a $15,000 personal loan.




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How Starbucks Started Up

In the early 1980s, a Swedish plastics company called Hammarplast sold plastic coffee filters that fit over a thermos.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 13

The honor of thus pleasing cranky old Stalin went to Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina, and Viktor Avdeenko, who, while on an expedition, noticed that the ground under their feet contained kimberlite, a volcanic rock that proliferates in diamond-rich South Africa.