WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 17, 2018 - John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine in 1803
(Worldkings.org) A mechanical reaper or reaping machine is a mechanical, semi-automated device that harvests crops. Mechanical reapers and their descendant machines have been an important part of mechanised agriculture and a main feature of agricultural productivity.
(Worldkings.org) The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 14, 2018 - Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk in 1853
(Worldkings.org) Gail Borden, Jr. (November 9, 1801 – January 11, 1874) was a native New Yorker who settled in Texas in 1829, where he worked as a land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 10, 2018 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan in 1975
(Worldkings.org) Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services.
(Worldkings.org) Alexander Simon Wolcott (also Alexander S. Wolcott and A. S. Wolcott; June 14, 1804 – March 26, 1844) was a maker of medical supplies.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 07, 2018 - Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver in St. Petersberg. Celebrated as Radio Day in Russia in 1895
(Worldkings.org) Alexander Stepanovich Popov was a Russian physicist who is acclaimed in his homeland and some eastern European countries as the inventor of radio.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 05, 2018 - Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent for weaving straw in 1809
(Worldkings.org) Mary Kies was an early 19th-century American who received the first patent granted to a woman by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, on May 5, 1809.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - May 04, 2018 - Thomas Fitch Rowland of Greenpoint, New York, patented a “submarine drilling apparatus” in 1869
(Worldkings.org) The exploration history of the U.S. offshore oil and natural gas industry began in the Pacific Ocean at the end of the 19th century. As recently as 1947 no company had ever risked drilling beyond the sight of land.
(Worldkings.org) The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway, sometimes referred to colloquially as the "Crab and Winkle Line", was an early British railway that opened in 1830 between Canterbury and Whitstable in the county of Kent, England.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events – May 02, 2018 - Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope) in 1887
(Worldkings.org) Hannibal Goodwin files a patent application for camera film on celluloid rolls.