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Old 09-18-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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On July 21, 1904, a Frenchman named Louis Rigolly became the first person to go 100 mph in a car while driving his 13.5 litre Gobron-Brillie.






Mary Randolph (1762-1828)
First person buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Mary Randolph








While he was in high school, actor Nick Adams was offered a position in minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals but turned it down because of the low pay. If the Cardinals weren't so cheap there might never have been a Johnny Yuma.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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William Murdoch, a Scottish inventor, installed a number of his own innovations in his house which was built in Birmingham in 1817. One of those was a loud doorbell, that worked using a piped system of compressed air. A precursor to the electric doorbell, specifically a bell that could be rung at a distance via an electric wire, was invented by Joseph Henry around 1831. By the early 1900s, doorbells had become commonplace. (Wikipedia)






Frank S Colburn
"Uncle Sam"

Excelsior Springs, Missouri Idle Hour
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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Walter Frederick Morrison (1920-2010)
Invented the Pluto Platter, known today as the Frisbee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Frederick_Morrison









Clothes Dryer
A hand-cranked clothes dryer was created in 1800 by M. Pochon from France. J. Ross Moore, an American inventor from North Dakota, developed designs for automatic clothes dryers during the early 20th century. His design for an electrically operated dryer was developed and released to the public in 1938.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:55 AM
 
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Annie Moore (1874-1924)
First immigrant to come through Ellis Island.

Annie Moore's Story - The life and re-discovery of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to enter Ellis Island - article and blog links, photos and videos






Historians believe that the oldest form of checkers was a game discovered by archaeologists at an ancient city called Ur in Iraq. It was dated around 3,000 B.C.






The oldest known case of dandruff was found on a 125 million year old dinosaur fossil.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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In 1881, Alexander Graham Bell invented the first metal detector. As President James Garfield lay dying of an assassin's bullet, Bell hurriedly invented a crude metal detector in an unsuccessful attempt to locate the fatal slug. Bell's metal detector was an electromagnetic device he called the induction balance.







World's Oldest Museum
Built 2500 years ago in Iraq

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/...oldest-museum/
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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The earliest t-shirt dates back to sometime between the 1898 Spanish-American War and 1913, when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as undergarments.





Louis Lingg (1864-1887)
He was an anarchist who committed suicide in his cell by biting into blasting caps while waiting to hang for the 1886 Haymarket bombing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Lingg









George Washington Bradley (1852-1913)
He was the first pitcher in Major League history to throw a no-hitter as a member of the St. Louis Brown Stockings in 1876. The National League expelled the team after 1877 due to a game-fixing scandal and the team went bankrupt.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:38 AM
 
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12 Inventors That Got Screwed Over

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...n_4420145.html
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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Parker French 1826- ?
Adventurer, swindler
Participated in William Walker's conquest of Nicaragua.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_H._French








The first reclining chair was built for Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In 1928, American cousins Edward Knabush and Edwin Shoemaker received a patent for a wooden recliner.







The first mass market model train sets were invented by a German company called Marklin in 1891.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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The first publicly-credited movie star, as well as the first movie star to be used to promote a movie, was a Canadian silent film star named Florence Lawrence.

The following are the terms used for the various generations in the last 135 years. Since the dates vary by those classifying them, the start of Generation B might happen while Generation A is finishing up. For example, Generation Z is described as beginning between 1993-2005 and ending as late as 2025.

The Lost Generation was from 1883–1900. The G.I. Generation was from about 1901-1927. From there, the Silent Generation was from 1928-1945. Next, the Baby Boomer was from about 1946-1964. Following that, Generation X was from 1965-1980. After that, the Millennial Generation was from 1981-1996. Generation Z is 1997-present.

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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In 220 A.D. the Greek boxer, Eurydamas of Cyrene, swallowed his teeth after his opponent had broken them off with a punch because he did not want his opponent to know the damage he inflicted.




In 1871, the first patent for a "lawn sprinkler" was granted to Joseph Lessler of Buffalo, New York.







History of Elmer's Glue & Other Products

Elmer's Glue History | Our Tradition and Background
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