Adoption of Global Treaty on Sea Fishing Regulation

United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks adopted a global treaty to regulate fishing Continue reading

Roller Coaster Opens at Coney Island

Lemarcus Adna Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher invented the roller coaster Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. Continue reading

Theater Movie Exhibition at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall

Koster and Bial's Music Hall located at 34th Street, New York, NY, USA, held a movie exhibition on April 23, 1896 to a paying audience. Continue reading

Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. Continue reading

Construction of the Holland Tunnel

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on October 12, 1920 that runs between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, USA, beneath the Hudson River. Continue reading

Edison Electric Light Company

Edison Electric Light Company located at 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA became incorporated on October 15, 1878. Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger Continue reading

Exhibition Catalog First Used Term International Style

The term ‘international style’ was first used in an exhibition catalog, The International Style: Architecture Since 1922 in 1932. Continue reading

Two Americans Invented the First Laser

Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow, physicists from New York, NY USA invented the laser in 1951. Continue reading