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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

*** Erkers Fun Fact ***

Do you know what year all the events below occured??
HINT: It was the same year Erker's first opened its doors for business.

-Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric light bulb (it lasts 13½ hours before burning out).
- Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon
- Albert Einstein is born
-1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
-Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
-1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
-Madison Square Garden opens
-1st female lawyer heard by the Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett)
-the mechanical cash register was invented and patented in 1879 by James Ritty of Dayton, Ohio
- Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster. The F. W. Woolworth Company is succeeded by Foot Locker
-ivory soap was invented
-mercedes benz invents the first engine run on gasoline
-Thomas Edison invented the phonograph record player in 1877. He followed up on this terrific invention with the incandescent electric lamp in this year.
-The chevron corporation opens for business
-The F.W. Woolworth company opens for Business
-Bell co. opens for business.
-The St. Louis Symphony is created.
-Scott paper company opens for business
-Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
-saint louis Children's hospital was founded.
-The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879 and was then called the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts
-In 1879 Lawrence formulated an antiseptic liquid, naming it “Listerine”
-Untied States geological Services created.

Have you figured out the year all of these events occured??
Well the correct answer is


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