WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 23, 2018 - The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed" in 2005
(Worldkings.org) YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—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.org) Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 21, 2018 - The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan in 1994
(Worldkings.org) The confirmation kicked off an explosion in extrasolar planet hunting. Astronomers have now found more than 500 planets around other suns, and are adding more all the time.
(Worldkings.org) Salyut 1 was the first space station of any kind, launched into low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on April 19, 1971.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 18, 2018 - 1st crossword puzzle book published by Simon & Schuster in 1924
(Worldkings.org) The first book of crossword puzzles ever published was released on this date in 1924. It was also the first book published by Simon & Schuster.
WORLDKINGS – Old Events – April 16, 2018 - 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion in 1924
(Worldkings.org) The early history of radio is the history of technology that produces and uses radio instruments that use radio waves. Within the timeline of radio, many people contributed theory and inventions in what became radio. Radio development began as "wireless telegraphy". Later radio history increasingly involves matters of broadcasting.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 13, 2018 - Steam power brake of George Westinghouse patented in 1896
(Worldkings.org) George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 19.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 11, 2018 - The Apple I computer, created by Steve Wozniak is released in 1976
(Worldkings.org) Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 10, 2018 - "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York in 1953
(Worldkings.org) House of Wax is a 1953 American color 3-D horror film about a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays. Directed by Andre DeToth and starring Vincent Price, it is a remake of Warner Bros.' Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).
(Worldkings.org) The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States.