Wallace Neff was a famous Southern Californian architect. The houses he designed are still among the most coveted and appreciated houses in Los Angeles by celebrities and architectural connoisseurs alike. The distinct style he worked in is called the California style.
September 5, 1850 – Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery.
September 6, 1963 – Angela Chalmers, a retired Canadian track and field athlete who competed in the 1500 m and 3000 m.Continue reading “This Week’s Birthdays – Week of September 5”
Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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.
1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
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1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
1811 – The University of Oslo is founded as The Royal Fredericks University, after Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway.