James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Alexis Carrel, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First North American presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1912
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Eppo Numan, Transatlantic flight

Eppo Numan piloted a transatlantic flight on an ultralight airplane. Continue reading

Adoption of Global Treaty on Sea Fishing Regulation

United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks adopted a global treaty to regulate fishing Continue reading

Roller Coaster Opens at Coney Island

Lemarcus Adna Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher invented the roller coaster Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. Continue reading

Theater Movie Exhibition at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall

Koster and Bial's Music Hall located at 34th Street, New York, NY, USA, held a movie exhibition on April 23, 1896 to a paying audience. Continue reading

Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. Continue reading

Construction of the Holland Tunnel

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on October 12, 1920 that runs between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, USA, beneath the Hudson River. Continue reading

Edison Electric Light Company

Edison Electric Light Company located at 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA became incorporated on October 15, 1878. Continue reading