1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
1869 Thomas Edison granted his first patent for the Electric Vote Recorder (U.S. Patent 90,646)
1880 The first pay telephone service in the United States is installed in New Haven, Connecticut
781 BC Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1769 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history
1882 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
1892 Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles)
1925 Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
1887 Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator
1889 Cable Cars begin service in LA
1979 “The Source,” 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1578 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize North America
1742 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
1793 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
1892 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
2006 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched
1768 1st medical diploma in America is granted to Dr John Archer from the College of Philadelphia
1834 American inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1638 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
1929 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1967 The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London