And yet more firsts …

Einstein presented his Theory of General Relativity this date in 1916.






In 1947 BF Goodrich manufactured the first tubeless tire.




Jay Forrester patented computer core memory this date in 1951.


and more firsts …

A”Golden Spike” was driven into the railroad tracks this date in 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah, connecting the tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and creating the first transcontinental railroad.


The first lawn mower was invented by Edwin Budding in 1830  just outside Stroud, in Gloucestershire, England. Budding’s mower was designed primarily to cut the grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens, as a superior alternative to the scythe. An American patent was granted this date in 1899 to John Burr, who improved a rotary blade lawn mower. He designed it with traction wheels and made it possible to mow closer to buildings and wall edges

The birth control pill was approved by the FSDA this date in 1960, setting off the age of feminism.

More firsts …

The U. S. Post Office was established this date in 1794.




Coca-Cola (often referred to simply as Coke) is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was sold for the first time this date in 1886 by John Pemberton. The drink’s name refers to two of its original ingredients, which were kola nuts (a source of caffeine) and coca leaves.





Victory in Europa (VE) Day celebrated with Germany’s unconditional surrender in 1945.


MAD Magazine hit newsstands this date in 1952.

Cinco de Mayo


On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power and a victory for the Mexican people. This battle was the root of Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexican Independence, which is celebrated on September 16th. It has come to be about much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.

It is a time of song, dance, partying and a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent. And to drink lots of tequila! (from