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

Self-Heating Can

In 1941 the H.J. Heinz Company of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, developed the self-heating can. Continue reading

Connie Carpenter Phinney

Connie Carpenter-Phinney (born February 26, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American retired racing cyclist and speed skater who won four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (both road and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Continue reading

Newspaper folding device

In 1870, two Americans by the names of William Bullock and Richard Hoe invented the newspaper folding device. Continue reading

Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

A woman to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

Connie Carpenter Phinney, an an American, competed as a speed skater in the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan and also competed in the women’s individual bicycling road race event and won in the 1984 Summer Games, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Continue reading

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, Röntgen attended high school in Utrecht, Netherlands. Continue reading