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AN INVENTION FOR SOUND REPRODUCTION

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Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph
in 1877.       

Edison stumbled on one of his great inventions—the phonograph—
while working on a way to record telephone communication at his laboratory in Menlo Park,
New Jersey. His work led him to
experiment with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, which, to his
surprise, played back the short song he had recorded, “MARY
HAD A LITTLE LAMB”. Public demonstrations of the phonograph
made the Yankee inventor world famous, and he was dubbed the
“Wizard of Menlo Park.”

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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SPORTS DRINK INVENDED ON THIS DAY

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James Robert Cade
(September 26, 1927 – November 27, 2007)

On October 2, 1965, a team of scientists invented Gatorade, a
sports drink to quench thirst, in a University of Florida lab. The
name "Gatorade" is derived from the nickname of the university’s
sports teams. Eventually, the drink becomes a phenomenon and
makes its inventors wealthy.

Early in the summer of 1965, University of Florida assistant football coach Dewayne Douglas met a group of scientists on campus to determine why many of Florida’s players were so negatively
affected by heat. To replace bodily fluids lost during physical
exertion, Dr. James Robert Cade and his team of researchers
created the sports drink.

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PERSEVERANCE OF A DANISH TOY MAKER

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Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen
(7 April 1891 – 11 March 1958)

In 1932, Ole founded the construction toy company The Lego
Group
. He toiled away in Billund, Denmark, for decades before
creating Leg Godt, which means “play well.” His workshop was destroyed by fire twice. He endured bankruptcy and a world war
that caused a shortage of materials.

Finally, in the late 1940s, Ole Christiansen landed on the idea for
self-locking plastic bricks. By the time Ole Kirk died in 1958,
Legos was on the verge of becoming a household word.

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Christiansen in his work shop, 1943.

LEGO products in 1932
First LEGO product line (1932)
      
      
      
      
      
      
     

Founder Ole Kirk Christiansen (center) with his sons.

First LEGO Automatic Binding Bricks

First LEGO bricks

LEGO Automatic Binding Bricks

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FIRST ATM MACHINE OPENED ON THIS DAY

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On September 2, 1969, America’s first automatic teller
machine
(ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing
cash to customers at
Chemical Bank in Rockville
Centre,
New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the
banking industry,
eliminating the need to visit a bank
to conduct basic financial transactions.  

By the 1980s, these money machines had become
widely popular and handled
many of the functions
previously performed by human tellers, such as
check deposits and  money transfers between
accounts. 

Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people
as cell phones and e-mail.



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Donald C. Wetzel (93) is an American businessman known
for holding the USA patent to the
automatic teller machine.

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SINGER BING CROSBY FOR RC COLA ~

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Royal Crown Cola is a brand of cola invented by pharmacist Claud
A. Hatcher
of Columbus, Georgia in 1905 and was originally created
for Cole-Hampton-Hatcher Grocery Store as an early
generic brand
,
to avoid the high cost
of purchasing Coca-Cola syrup.

RC Cola is owned and distributed in the U.S. by Keurig Dr Pepper.
In the rest of the world, it is distributed by RC Cola International.


Claud Adkins Hatcher
(August 20, 1876 – December 31, 1933)

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