Discoveries & inventions

The evolution of home brew beer (1914)

The Christian Heurich Brewing Company was a Washington DC brewery that was in business from 1894 to 1956. Its founder, Christian Heurich himself, was a forward thinking man -- before Prohibition ever came into ... Read more...

Hello! The telephone girl (1899)

Hello! The life of a telephone girl The average man might do much worse than court a telephone girl of New York. This is an opinion carefully formed after a study of the various exchanges, after several se... Read more...

Birth of the American League (1900)

Rival of National League American Association of Baseball Clubs comes into existence Philadelphia, Jan 30 - The American Association of Baseball Clubs was organized here today. The Continental Hotel, wher... Read more...

New state of matter discovered (1935)

Matter neither liquid nor solid possessing properties of both reported discovered by physicist Greensboro, NC, May 4 - Discovery of what he believes to be a new state of matter with untold possibilities in l... Read more...

15 maxims for drivers (1903)

Auto maxims for those who do not love the sport 1) "Swear" and "repair" are well-rhymed. 2) It's a long lane that has no punctures. 3) Some cars go a long way in a long time. 4) To sell a car is pro... Read more...

Enter the Cuisinart (1977)

Appliances: Gourmet breakthrough Once it was the perquisite of only the grandest gourmets -- perfect for pureeing some chestnuts, perhaps, or creating an insouciant little pate. But these days, the Cuisinart... Read more...

Two new Fords for 1969 (1968)

Two better ideas? Ford Motor Co staged a midnight champagne party for newsmen last week to introduce its new four passenger Continental Mark III (right), a car definitely designed for buyers with champagne t... Read more...

Sleuths who get their men (1927)

Sleuths who "get their men" Whenever a criminal thinks he is getting foxy enough to try to rob the United States mails, he is talking about the surest method of engaging free board and lodging in a Federal p... Read more...

American $5 index typewriter (1893)

Though it may look like some sort of mechanized ouija board or odd teletype machine, the item shown below was, in fact, a very early budget typewriter. Retailing for about 1/20 of the price of a typewriter with... Read more...

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