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    Interesting Firsts

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    oceanna

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    Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:01 am

    The first car radio was fitted to the passenger door of a Ford Model-T by 18 year old George Frost, president of the Lane High School Radio Club in Chicago in May 1922. In November that year, the first radio was installed in a Daimler limousine by the Marconi-phone company and displayed at the Olympia Motor Show in London, England.
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    Re: Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:18 pm

    Virginia Dare
    1587 --- 1st child born in the American colonies, on August 18th, on what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

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    Interesting firsts

    Post by wuzfuz on Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:27 am

    First man on the Moon

    Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969
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    Re: Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:45 pm

    Lucy Hobbs Taylor
    1867 --- 1st woman in the US to become a certified dentist. She graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.
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    Interesting firsts

    Post by wuzfuz on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:19 pm

    Don't remember the date but the only time my wife said to me.

    "YOU'RE RIGHT"!!
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    Re: Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:13 pm

    (Good for you wuzfuz, you were right once!!!)

    Lettie Pate Whitehead
    1934 --- 1st American woman to serve as a director of a major corporation, The Coca-Cola Company.
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    Re: Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm

    In 1883, 27 year old Edouard Delamare-Deboutteville built the very first petrol driven automobile. The motivation for doing so was to find a good alternative to horse transport for his father’s cotton mill. He was helped by his father’s mechanic, Charles Malandin. They modified an 8HP stationary gas engine for use with petrol as a fuel and fitted it to a four wheeled hunting-brake.
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    The First Email

    Post by islandgrl on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:52 am

    In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent first email and also made use of @ symbol in email addresses. Same systems were available even before (early 60s) but they were only used it to exchange messages on mainframe computer. The current shape of email emerged in 1970s. It is to be noted that Internet didn’t even exist at that time but its ancestor, ARPANET did.

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    Re: Interesting Firsts

    Post by oceanna on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:38 pm

    The Lincoln penny was first issued in 1909, the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.

    It was the first U.S. coin in circulation to feature a president's likeness.




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