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SEATBELT INVENTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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Nils Ivar Bohlin (July 17, 1920 – September 21, 2002)

Nils Bohlin, the Swedish engineer and inventor responsible
for the three-point lap and shoulder seatbelt–considered
one of the most important innovations in automobile safety,
was born in Härnösand, Sweden.

Before 1959, only the two-point lap belts were available in
automobiles; for the most part, the only people who regularly
buckled up were race car drivers.

In 1942 Bohlin started working for the aircraft maker Saab as
an aircraft designer and helped develop ejection seats. In 
1958 he joined Volvo as a safety engineer where he invented
the three-point safety belt, now a standard safety feature in
all cars.

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GOOD NEWS FOR U.S. NUTRITION IN 1943!

General Mills’ Cheerioats was invented in 1941. It didn’t take long
for Quaker Oats to gripe about the name and threaten legal action,
so Cheerioats became Cheerios in 1945.

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Inventor Lester Ferdinand Borchardt
(1907 – 2007)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1964.

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The bodies of the three civil rights workers found in an earthen dam
in Mississippi on August 4, 1964.

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FOR A COOL, SATISFYING DRINK

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Kool-Aid is a brand of flavored drink mix owned by Kraft
Foods
. The powder form was created by Edwin Perkins in
1927 based upon a
liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack.     
    
     
      
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  Edwin Elijah Perkins        
  (January 8, 1889 – July 3, 1961
)


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

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Todays Kool-Aid look.

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PATENT FOR THE TELEPHONE ON THIS DAY IN 1876

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Alexander Graham Bell  (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) at
the opening of the long-distance line from New York to
Chicago in 1892.

On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for
his revolutionary new invention…the telephone.

The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the
deaf. In the 1870s, the Bells moved to Boston,
Massachusetts, where the
younger Bell found work as a teacher at the Pemberton Avenue School for
the Deaf.

While in Boston, Bell became very interested in the possibility of transmitting speech over wires. Samuel F.B. Morse’s invention of the telegraph in 1843 made communication possible between two distant points and Bell, wanting to
improve on this, created a “harmonic telegraph,” a device that combined
aspects of the telegraph and record player to allow individuals to speak to
each other from a distance.
 

With the help of Thomas A. Watson, a Boston machine shop employee, Bell developed a prototype of his first telephone. Three days after filing the patent,
the telephone carried its first intelligible message–the famous “Mr. Watson,
come here, I need you”–from Bell to his assistant. (A&E Television)


Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone patent drawing, March 7, 1876.

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