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1788 – The first US patent for an improvement to steamships was issued to Isaac Briggs & William Longstreet.
1814 –  “The Corsair” by Lord Byron is published.
1983 – Matthews, Tansil and Fannin obtained a patent for a digital voice mail system.
1869 – James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade.
1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
1892 – Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore).
1690 – The first paper money in America was issued in the colony of Massachusetts.
1952 – The first episode of the TV program “Dragnet” was copyrighted.
1824 – J. W. Goodrich introduced the world to the first rubber galoshes.
1941 – Roy Plunkett received a patent in for “tetrafluoro-ethylene polymers” (TEFLON).
1825 Hannah Lord Montague of NY created 1st detachable shirt collar.
1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY.
1861 Samuel Goodale patented the first moving picture peep show machine.
1922 Reader’s Digest magazine 1st published.
1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license.