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ORIGINAL THERMOS FOUNDED IN GERMANY

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In 1892, James Dewar, a Scottish born scientist, working at
Cambridge University, invented the vacuum-insulated flask,
a scientific vessel for storing liquefied gases. It was not a
household item fit for everyday use like carrying warm coffee.

In 1903, the German glass blower Reinhold Burger received
a German patent for an isolating vessel for everyday use. In
1904, Burger registered the trademark Thermos for his patent.

In 1906, the company Thermos GmbH was formed by Burger
with Albert Aschenbrenner and Gustav Robert Paalen. The
production of Thermos-branded bottles in the United States
was based on US patent 13,093 by Burger and Aschenbrenner.

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Sir James Dewar 
(20 September 1842 – 27 March 1923)

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Reinhold Burger (1866 – 1954) 

   
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THE SUNSHINE DRINK FOR HOT WEATHER

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Kool-Aid is a brand of flavored drink mix owned by Kraft Heinz based
in
Chicago, Illinois. The powder form was created by Edwin Perkins
in 1927 based upon a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack.

There is an active scene of Kool-Aid collectors. A rare old Kool-Aid package can be traded for up to several hundred dollars on auction websites. (From Wikipedia)


The building in
Hastings, Nebraska
, where Kool-Aid was invented.


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Edwin Elijah Perkins
(January 8, 1889 – July 3, 1961)

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RADIO PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
(25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937)

Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known
for his creation of a practical
radio wavebased wireless telegraph system.This led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio,
and he shared the 1909
Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand
Braun
"in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".


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TV DEMONSTRATION ON THIS DAY IN 1926

John Logie Baird at the Science Museum in London, circa August 1926, with his televisor
John Logie Baird at the Science Museum in London, circa August 1926, with his "televisor".

On January 26, 1926, John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, 
gave the first public demonstration of a true TV system
in London, launching a revolution in communication and
entertainment. Baird’s invention, a pictorial-transmission
machine he called a “televisor,” used mechanical rotating
disks to scan moving images into electronic impulses.

This information was then transmitted by cable to a screen
where it showed up as a low-resolution pattern of light and
dark.  Baird’s first television program showed the heads of
two ventriloquist dummies, which he operated in front of the
camera apparatus out of view of the audience.

.John Logie Baird shows the apparatus for his TV in 1926


This image is the first recorded picture taken from a TV
screen.

John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird  (1888 – 1946)

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INTRODUCING THE FIRST FRISBEES IN 1957

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On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled
out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known
to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees.

The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where
William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students
from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each
other, yelling “Frisbie!” as they let go. In 1948, Walter Frederick
Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic
version of the disc called the “Flying Saucer” that could fly further
and more accurately than the tin pie plates. After splitting with Franscioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and sold it
to the new toy company Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt

to cash in on the public craze over space and Unidentified Flying
Objects
(UFOs).

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Walter Frederick Morrison

(January 23, 1920 – February 9, 2010)

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