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This month in History – December

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...

This month in History – November

1956 Nobel for physics awarded to William Shockley, Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang 1846 Benjamin Palmer patents...

This month in History – October

1888 National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time 1899 J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner 1947 1st telescope lens 200″ (508 cm) in diameter completed 1856 Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers 2015...

This Month in History – May

1887 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used in Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope) 1908 1908 “Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright. 1956 US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus 1840 Alexander...

This month in History – April

1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours 1960 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1) 1868 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 1827...

This month in History – March

1868 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould 1872 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains 1822 Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth 2006 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn 1877...

On this date in history

On this day in history the patent for the statue of liberty was issued. The application was filed on January 2, 1879.

This month in History – February

1815 World’s first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland 1878 Frederick Thayer patents catcher’s mask (pat # 200,358) 1879 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Square Garden, NYC) 2019 Rare Black panthers spotted for the first...

This month in History – January

1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY 1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C. 1838 Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey...

This month in History – December

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...