People have been trying to create a portable phone since Alexander Graham Bell first attempts. So, just how early on did someone finally succeed? According to The Daily Mail Online, W W McFarlane's...
History of the Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, they’ve made an info-graphic of their accomplishments. The top of the graphic is below, and the full...
1788 – Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550). 1837 – The first commercial use of an electric telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837...
1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter. 1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car. 1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone...
On this day in 1952, Frank Zybach patented his center-pivoting rotting irrigator. If you’ve flown across the country, you’ve undoubtedly seen green circles of irrigated land, typically clustered together in the middle of brown to the...
On this day in 1950 Sir Richard Branson was born. Happy Birthday Sir Richard! Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July...
GMA: 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...
Yakima Herald-Republic: When Rose Sampson moved back to her home state of Washington from Memphis about 23 years ago, she began beading earrings to pass time during the drive. "I had 400, 500 beaded earrings that I...
1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published. 1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens. 1884...
1874 – The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale. 1881 – The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United...
1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation...
1949 – Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. 1967 – Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home...
On this day in 1954, Gideon Sundback died. Sundback was a Swedish-American electrical engineer who perfected the zipper. He was responsible for improving the “Judson C-curity Fastener”. At that time the company’s product...
Telegraph: 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...
1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail. 1840 – Samuel Morse receives...
On this day in 1978 Garfield, the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, made its debut. Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life...
On this day in 1923 the first Checker Taxi hit the streets. The Checker Taxi is the most famous taxi in the United States. It’s history is below. Morris Markin, (a clothier from Chicago,...
What’s in a name? 1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories...
On this day in 1946 Donald Trump was born. Donald John Trump, Sr. is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the...