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3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
1716 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
1819 Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
1899 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
1853 1st electric telegraph used – Merchant’s Exchange, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, California
1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1883 James Cutler patents postal mail chute
1909 World’s first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann
1662 John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
1789 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
1872 Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1851 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
1677 John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent the fire extinguisher
1895 America’s first automotive producer, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, is founded by Charles and J. Frank Duryea
1930 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
1958 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx
2017 Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in “Current Biology” by Caltech scientists