WORLDKINGS - On This Day - April 06, 2020 - 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history [3/25 OS] in 1896
(Wcsa.world) The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
WCSAS - Almanac Events - April 05, 2020 - Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" officially debuts in 1997
(Wcsa.world) The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series that was hosted by Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – April 04, 2020 – Professor C. Glen King of the University of Pittsburgh isolated vitamin C, in 1932
(Wcsa.world) Charles Glen King (October 22, 1896 – January 23, 1988) was an American biochemist who was a pioneer in the field of nutrition research and who isolated vitamin C at the same time as Albert Szent-Györgyi. A biography of King states that many feel he deserves equal credit with Szent-Györgyi for the discovery of this vitamin.
(Wcsa.world) The CCTV New Year's Gala, also known as the Spring Festival Gala, and commonly abbreviated in Chinese as Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television (CCTV). It is broadcast annually on the eve of Chinese New Year on its flagship CCTV-1 and internationally through the China Global Television Network The Gala has the largest audience of any entertainment show in the world as the world's most watched television program. The 2018 edition of the Gala attracted more than one billion viewers.
(Wcsa.world) A young polio sufferer at Children's Hospital in Boston becomes the first person to use the iron lung artificial respirator. Her recovery from respiratory failure is nearly instantaneous.
WCSA - On This Day - October 11, 2019 - John Rand patented a collapsible tube used for products like toothpaste in 1841
(Wcsa.world) John Goffe Rand (1801–1873) lived and worked in Boston, London, and New York as a portrait painter and inventor. Rand invented and patented the first collapsible artist's paint tube.
WCSA - On This Day - October 10, 2019 - John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York in 1865
(Wcsa.world) In 1865, the first U.S. patent for a billiard ball of a composition material resembling ivory was patented by John Wesley Hyatt (No. 50,359).
(Wcsa.world) On this day in tech history, English inventor Ralph Wedgwood received the first patent for carbon paper, which he created as part of a device to help the blind to write.
WCSA - On This Day - October 03, 2019 - Washington declares first national day of thanksgiving in 1789
(Wcsa.world) Thanksgiving wasn’t always the fourth Thursday of November. While the holiday has roots dating back to the Pilgrims and post-harvest celebrations, it wasn’t until the late 17th century that a Thanksgiving-style holiday became customary throughout New England. In 1777, the Continental Congress – a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies – declared a holiday in celebration of a victory during the Revolutionary War.
(Wcsa.world) Hans Lippershey, a German-born Dutch spectacle-maker, demonstrates the first refracting telescope, the forerunner of the modern optical telescope.