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1862 Bowling ball invented
1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville,
1865 James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator
1898 French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
1909 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
1913 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, patents a horse-drawn mower
1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented in Massachusetts
1881 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published
1842 New York Philharmonic’s 1st concert
1872 HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of “Scientific American”
1915 Jean Sibelius’ 5th Symphony in E premieres
1931 Coaxial cable patented
1974 Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
1791 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1790 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1850 Hawaiian post office established
2012 Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities