The First International Direct Dial Service

Beginning March 1, 1970, an International direct-dial service became available from New York City, NY, USA to London, England. Continue reading

First Words Spoken by Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell’s first spoken words by telephone were, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you," on March 10, 1876. Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. Continue reading

More Suburbanites than City and Rural Dwellers

In 1990, the United States achieved the distinction of being the first country Continue reading

National Gasoline Tax

The United States government began levying a National Gasoline Tax in 1932. Continue reading

Kayak’s Solo Crossing across the Gulf of Mexico

Arthur Hebert made the first solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico in a 17-foot (5 metre) kayak. Continue reading

Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

Beginning in Plymouth, England and ending in New York, NY, USA, in 1960. Continue reading

Modern Day Trampoline

George Nissen, American gymnast developed the modern day trampoline in 1936.
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Army Newspaper for Soldiers in the Field

United States troops during the Mexican War could receive a newspaper called, The American Flag. Continue reading