WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 21, 2019 – John Deere (Blacksmith) Received A Patent For Plow, in 1865
(Worldkings.org) On February 21, 1865 John Deere (blacksmith) received a patent for ploughs. He founded Deere & Company in 1837, which still is a major player in agricultural technology. He invented the first commercially successful steel plow.
(Worldkings.org) The Premier League (often referred to as the English Premier League (EPL) outside England) is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL).
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 23, 2019 – International Organization for Standardization is founded, in 1947
(Worldkings.org) The International Organization for Standardization (ISO ) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
(Worldkings.org) The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention–the phonograph–on this day in 1878.
(Worldkings.org) Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
(Worldkings.org) 51 years ago today, the first-ever 911 call took place in Haleyville, Alabama.
(Worldkings.org) In accordance with a formal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II of England, a new Canadian national flag is raised above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 14, 2019 – YouTube is launched by a group of college students, in 2005
(Worldkings.org) YouTube, LLC is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 13, 2019 – U.S. patent (No. 812,554) was issued to Alfred Einhorn for synthesis of procaine, which was given the tradename of Novocain, for use as a local anaesthetic, in 1906
(Worldkings.org) Alfred Einhorn born Alfred Finkle (27 February 1856 – 21 March 1917) was a Jewish German chemist most notable for first synthesizing procaine in 1905 which he patented under the name Novocain .
(Worldkings.org) On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father’s death; she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at age 27.