(Worldkings.org) On July 14, 1868, a Connecticut man named Alvin J. Fellows patented the spring-click tape measure. The difference between his tape measure and the ones that came before was a “spring-click,” in the words of the patent, that allowed the user to lock the tape measure when it was extended, “so as to hold the tape at any desired position.”
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Historical milestones on the 69-year journey of building the brand of Burger King restaurant chain (1953)
(worldkings.org) Burger King Corporation, restaurant company specializing in flame-broiled fast-food hamburgers. It is the second largest hamburger chain the the United States, after McDonald’s. In the early 21st century, Burger King claimed to have about 14,000 stores in nearly 100 countries. Headquarters are in Miami, Florida.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 92nd Anniversary - The First FIFA World Cup matches took place in Montevideo, Uruguay (July 13,1930 – July 13, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 13, 2022 - The Hollywood Sign is dedicated in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
(Worldkings.org) The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is an American landmark and cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Milestones in 124 years of development of Bechtel Corporation - "The King" in the construction industry in the US (1898
(worldkings.org) Bechtel Corporation is an American engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company founded in San Francisco, California, and headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It is the largest construction company in the United States.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 168th anniversary of George Eastman's birth, founder of The Eastman Kodak Company (July 12, 1854 – July 12, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream. He was also the one who introduced the first Kodak - the camera that helped promote amateur photography on a large scale.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 12, 2022 - Frederick McKinley Jones receives a patent for an air conditioning unit for trucks, helping to change long-haul carriage of food and blood, in 1940
(Worldkings.org) Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) was an African-American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. His innovations in refrigeration brought great improvement to the long-haul transportation of perishable goods. He cofounded Thermo King.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] The 59-year contribution of CVS Health Corporation to the global medical business (1963)
(worldkings.org) CVS Health Corporation (previously CVS Corporation and CVS Caremark Corporation) is an American healthcare company that owns CVS Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy chain; CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefits manager; and Aetna, a health insurance provider, among many other brands. The company's headquarters is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 100th anniversary of the opening of Hollywood Bowl (July 11,1922 – July 11, 2022)
(Worldkings.org) The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone magazine in 2018.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 11, 2022 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893
(Worldkings.org) Mikimoto Kōkichi (25 January 1858 – 21 September 1954) was a Japanese entrepreneur who is credited with creating the first cultured pearl and subsequently starting the cultured pearl industry with the establishment of his luxury pearl company Mikimoto.