First Electronic Pocket Calculator

Texas Instruments of Dallas, TX, USA introduced a battery-powered electronic pocket calculator on Continue reading

First Transatlantic Jet Flight from Michigan to England

Colonel David Carl Schilling, U.S. 56th Fighter Group commanded the first transatlantic eastward jet flight Continue reading

Development of First Pop-Up Toaster

American mechanic Charles Strite of Stillwater, MN, USA developed the pop-up toaster 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

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