Business strategy never meant much to the Grateful Dead, students of folk music, psychedelia and utopian counterculture, and yet the band was an the earliest Silicon Valley startup.
1860 – Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens. 1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game. For more on the history of the telegraph read: The Telegraph: A History of Morse’s Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States. The genesis of Morse’s invention […]
1889 – In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West. 1925 – John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system. John Logie Baird FRSE (13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the […]
Holland Sentinal: “The highway centerline has been called the single most important traffic safety device in the history of automobile transportation, and Edward Hines originated it right here in Michigan, ”State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said when accepting the award on behalf of the Hines family and the state. Widely recognized as one of […]
1843 – The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London. 1847 – German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske. 1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American […]
1825 – The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world’s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains. 1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. 1954 – The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) hosted by […]
1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time. 1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat […]