Todd Branchflower was one my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal [...]
On this day, Tom Monaghan, the founder of Dominos Pizza was born. For more on the the founder of Domino’s Pizza, read Pizza Tiger.?
On this day in 1792, Samuel Slocum, the American inventor of the stapler, was born. The idea began in 1835, when Slocum invented a?
1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London. 1917?
On this day in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. While other inventors had produced?
On this day in 1791, Peter Cooper, the American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist was born. Cooper designed and built the first steam locomotive in?
1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin. 1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an?
1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.?
1889 – Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C. 1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation?
On this day in 1901, Frank Zamboni, the American inventor was born. Zamboni was born in 1901 in Eureka, Utah to Italian immigrants. His?
On this day in 1984 Ray Kroc died. Though he didn’t start the company, Kroc is best known as the man who built McDonald’s?
1569 – First recorded lottery in England. 1949 – The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the?
1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time. 1889 – Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the?
1894 – William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film. 1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New?
On this day in 1974, then President Richard Nixon signed a bill (the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act) lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit?
On this day in 1946 The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City. Why do I consider?
On this day in 1843 Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol went on sale. Dickens was not the first author to celebrate the Christmas season?
On this day in 1890, Edwin Armstrong, the American inventor of FM radio was born. Armstrong has been called “the most prolific and influential?
On this day in 1989, the first episode of television series The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, aired in the United States.?
1782 – The Montgolfier brothers‘ first balloon lifts off on its first test flight. 1902 – The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first?