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Today in History - September 4

Wednesday, Sep 14 2016 by

1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

Thomas Edison Statue (StreetView)
Thomas Edison Statue

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

Kodak (StreetView)
Kodak

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200,000 maps

Thursday, Jul 28 2016 by

Today , VirtualGlobetrotting reached an amazing milestone:

The 200,000th map was submitted!

IS 3 tank (StreetView)
IS 3 tank

Congratulations to adrbr for submitting the 200,000th map! This is also adrbr’s 20,745th map. No one has submitted more. Very Impressive!

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of May 2

Monday, May 2 2016 by

May 2, 1750 – John André, a Major in the British Army in charge of British secret intelligence. Andre was instrumental in the turning of American General and traitor, Benedict Arnold.

Major John Andre Monument (StreetView)
Major John Andre Monument

May 3, 1933 – James Joseph Brown, an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist.

James Brown (StreetView)
James Brown

May 4, 1951 – Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson, an American singer and musician, a member of The Jackson 5, and the second child in the Jackson family.

The Jackson 5 (StreetView)
The Jackson 5

May 5, 1818 – Karl Heinrich Marx, a Prussian-German philosopher and revolutionary socialist.

Marx @ Engels in the Memento Park (StreetView)
Marx @ Engels in the Memento Park

May 6, 1961 – George Timothy Clooney, an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.

George Clooney (StreetView)
George Clooney

May 7, 1901 – “Frank James Cooper, known professionally as Gary Cooper, an American film actor.

Gary Cooper (StreetView)
Gary Cooper

May 8, 1884 – Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953).

Harry S. Truman (StreetView)
Harry S. Truman

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