This Month in History:

1847 Scot Robert Thompson patents rubber tire

1879 George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile

1908 “Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright.

1887 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used in Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope)

1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1862 Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds 1st automobile