1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina
1753 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies
1839 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
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
1945 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands
1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton
1950 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1992 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi rediscovers Comet Swift-Tuttle, the first time it has been spotted since 1862
1841 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth