Home Refrigerators Marketed in Chicago

First home refrigerators marketed in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1913. Continue reading

First Retail item Priced by Barcode Scanner

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit package of chewing gum was the first retail item priced by a barcode scanner. Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

William Franklin Sends First Airmail Letter

William Franklin,sent the first airmail letter to his father, Benjamin Franklin on January 7, 1785 while stationed in Europe at the Continental Congress. Continue reading

First Solo Helicopter Voyage Around the World

Dick Smith, an Australian pilot completed the first solo worldwide helicopter voyage in a Bell Model 206L named Lone Ranger III Continue reading

Polynesians Used Wooden Surfboards

The Polynesian settlers were the first surfers to use carved wooden surfboards Continue reading

First Amphibious Aircraft Built

Grover Cleveland Loening, a German-American engineer designed and built the first amphibious aircraft in 1912, USA. Continue reading

Hot Air Balloon Uses Flight Instruments

John Jeffries, an American balloonist carried a flight instrument, a barometer during his voyage over London, England in 1784. Continue reading

Hudson Stuck Led Ascent of Mount McKinley

Hudson Stuck, American mountaineer led a six-member team on ascension of Mount McKinley, Alaska in 1913. Continue reading

Kansas Elects First Female Mayor

Susanna Madora Salter was elected the first female mayor of Argonia, KS, USA on April 4, 1887. Continue reading