First Biological Pest Control Used on Beetles

The first large scale biological pest control used in the USA was in 1886 against the cottony-cushion scale 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

First Commercially Sold Barbiturate

The first commercially sold barbiturate for medicinal purposes was the sedative, Veronal sold in the USA in 1903. Continue reading

Vanguard I Satellite

The Vanguard I Satellite was powered by photovoltaic cells and launched on March.17, 1958 by the U.S. Signal Corps. Continue reading

Edison Invents the Phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison secured a U.S. patent on February 19, 1878 in Menlo Park, NJ, USA for the phonograph or speaking machine design which developed from an idea for a telegraph repeater. Continue reading

Nissan Motor Company Exports to USA

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan was the first Japanese auto manufacturer to export cars to the U.S.A. in 1958. Continue reading

Guide to Email Etiquette

Guide to E-mail Etiquette was written by Bernie Greenberg of Symbolics Incorporated, located in Woburn, MA, USA on April 11, 1984. Continue reading

Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System Opens

The first rental car business opened at a used car lot in Chicago, IL, USA in 1918 where it was later purchased by John D. Hertz. Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Planted for Commercial Usage

Commercial macadamia nut orchards were planted in Hawaii, USA in 1921. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Law Passed

The assisted suicide law passed by voters in Oregon, USA, in 1994 Continue reading