Top 50 largest publishers in the world (P.44) – Time Inc., the leading magazine publisher in the United States
(WorldKings.org) Time Inc. was an American worldwide mass media corporation founded on November 28, 1922, by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden and based in New York City.
[WorldKings - World Almanac Event 2021] Two year anniversary of World Braille Day (January 4, 2019 – January 4, 2021)
(wcsa.world) World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January around the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.
(Wcsa.world) His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine.
(Wcsa.world) He also developed a manufacturing process for beef extracts, and with his consent a company, called Liebig Extract of Meat Company, was founded to exploit the concept.
(Wcsa.world) The idea of mechanically calculating mathematical tables first came to Babbage in 1812 or 1813. Later he made a small calculator that could perform certain mathematical computations to eight decimals.
(Wcsa.world) While writing his thesis there he formulated the fundamental concepts that led to the creation of the turbojet engine, taking out a patent on his design in 1930.
Top 100 Global Creator - P72. Eugene Polley - Creator of first wireless remote control for television
(wcsa.world) His 1955 invention, marketed as the Flash-Matic, used visible light to remotely control a television outfitted with four photo cells in the cabinet at the corners of the screen.
(wcsa.world) Ferdinando was looking for a new technician to care for his many musical instruments, as the previous worker had passed away.
(wcsa.world) Containerization led to a significant reduction in the cost of freight transportation by eliminating the need for repeated handling of individual pieces of cargo
(Wcsa.world) Corbató is credited with the first use of passwords to secure access to files on a large computer system, though he now says that this rudimentary security method has proliferated and become unmanageable.