1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented in Massachusetts
1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1994 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1899 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1955 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell
1980 US’s copyright law amended to include computer programs
1791 NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street
1903 The Wright brothers make the 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1843 “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold
1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams
1845 Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia
1935 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly