(Worldkings.org) On August 8, 1908, the Wright brothers showed off their flying machine in its first public flight, five years after their first successful flight in 1903.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] The milestones that make up the 136-year history of building Barnes & Noble, the largest bookstore chain in the United States (1886)
(worldKings.org) Barnes & Noble Booksellers is an American bookseller. It is a Fortune 1000 company and the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States. As of July 7, 2020, the company operates 614 retail stores across all 50 U.S. states. Barnes & Noble operates mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of bookstores.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 62nd anniversary of Independence Day in Ivory Coast (August 7, 1960 – August 7, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) Independence Day is a public holiday in Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) on August 7th. This is the National Day of Ivory Coast and commemorates full independence from France on this day in 1960.
WORLDKINGS- On This Day - August 07, 2022 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan in 1955
(Worldkings.org) In September 1945, after the end of World War II, Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in the bomb-damaged Shirokiya department store building in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo. The next year, he was joined by his wartime research colleague, Akio Morita, and on May, 7 1946, they founded a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo TelecommunicationsEngineering Corporation). The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] The successes marked the strong mark of Jeep on the journey of 79 years of development (1943)
(worldkings.org) Jeep is an American automobile marque, now owned by multi-national corporation Stellantis. Jeeps were the first mass-produced four door car, thus beginning the age of SUVs. In a rich and tradition-driven history, Jeep changed the face of the automotive industry in the ‘40s and continues to set the standard in off-road cruisers.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 197th anniversary of Independence Day in Bolivia (August 6, 1825 – August 6, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) Independence Day is a public holiday in Bolivia on August 6th. If August 6th falls on a weekend, a public holiday is usually observed on an alternative weekday.
(Worldkings.org) After an eight-month, 352-million-mile journey, the Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars at 1:31AM EDT on August 6, 2012.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] The distinguishing features of 23 years of development of cloud-based technologies by Salesforce, Inc. (1999)
(worldkings.org) Salesforce, Inc. is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 92th anniversary of the birth of the first person to walk on the Moon - Neil Armstrong (August 05, 1930 – August 05, 2022)
(WorldKings.org) Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 05, 2022 - World's 1st traveler's cheques issued by American Express in 1891
(Worldkings.org) Travelers cheques (TCs) date back to the end of the 19th century, with American Express and Thomas Cook as the first issuers. Thomas Cook had issued a precursor to the TC, Cook's Circular Note, in 1874 in New York. But the world's first traveler's cheque was issued by American Express in 1891.