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1695 Daniel Quare receives a British patent for his portable barometer
1791 Samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine
1819 1st parachute jump in US
1606 Possible first performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.
1820 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1909 US issues 1st Lincoln penny
1866 World’s 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)
1914 John Wray patents animation
1909 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
1930 The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
1954 “Sports Illustrated” magazine begins publishing
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1836 Charles Darwin leaves South America for last time on HMS Beagle
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette, Indiana
1865 William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
1901 Cadillac Motor Company is founded
1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in the X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)