[WORLDKINGS] On this day - March 21, 2023 – The 17th anniversary of the founding of Twitter social media (2006)
(Worldkings.org) Twitter was initially named stat.us and the working prototype was changed to Twttr. The very first tweet was on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, indicating “just setting up my twttr.”
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - March 15, 2023 – The 131st anniversary of Jesse Wilford Reno's patented escalator (1892)
(Worldkings.org) On March 15, 1892, Jesse W Reno got his patent for an “inclined elevator”. Employed first as an amusement ride, the inclined elevator was among the first working models of what we now call an escalator.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - March 8, 2023 – The 206th Anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange establishment (1817)
(Worldkings.org) On March 8, 1817, a group of brokers moved out of a New York coffee house to form what would become the biggest stock exchange in the world.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - February 14, 2023 – The 34th anniversary of the launch of Skyphone, the world's first satellite phone service (1989)
(Worldkings.org) The world's first satellite telephone communications system for airline passengers, Skyphone, had its commercial debut on a British Airways 747 on February 14. 1989.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - February 10, 2023 - 160th anniversary of the first U.S. fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane of Virginia (1863)
(Worldkings.org) The 10.02. of each year it is the international day of the fire extinguisher. The choice of the date 10.02. is no coincidence. On 10.02.1863, the patent for a fire extinguisher was registered by Alanson Crane from Virginia/USA.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - February 9, 2023 – 60th anniversary of the first flight of the US Boeing 727 jet (1963)
(Worldkings.org) The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner that was developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The prototype Boeing 727, N7001U, took off from Renton Municipal Airport on its first flight on 9 February 1963.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - January 24, 2023 – The 166th anniversary of the founding of the University of Calcutta, the first full-fledged university in South Asia (1857)
(Worldkings.org) University of Calcutta, state-controlled institution of higher learning founded by the British in India on January 24, 1857. Since 1904 it has gradually added teaching to its supervisory functions.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - January 5, 2023 - Marks 109 years of Ford Motor Company initiating an 8-hour working day and rewarding after the base salary
(WorldKings.org) Henry Ford - owner of Ford Motor Company has very special ideas about relations with workers. On January 5, 1914 Ford announced his $5-a-day program. The program calls for reducing working hours from 9 to 8 hours and raising the minimum daily wage from $2.34 to $5 for skilled workers. In addition, he also has an employee retention policy by giving a bonus to those who have been with them for more than 6 months.