History is interesting and also intriguing. To know about the history of different popular inventions and occurrences, go through the following:
The history of Christmas
The history of Christmas dates back to over 4000 years when it was celebrated differently than the present times. The average per person spending on Christmas in the present times is over 500 pounds and about 1.5 billion Christmas cards are posted each year. The concept of an e-card was created in the year 1994.
History of diamond
Diamonds were discovered in India in 800 BC. Kohinoor and the Blue hope were the two most well known middle ages diamonds. It was in 1074 that diamonds were first used as jewellery. The Tiffany diamond company was founded in the year 1837 and the world’s largest cut black diamond was found in the early 1900s.
The evolution of web streaming
In 1992, the Mbone and RealTime Player version 1 was launched while in the year 1996, Progressive networks announced its RealMedia Architecture. In the year 2000, RealPlayer reached 100 million users. While YouTube was launched in the year 2005.Apple TV was later on launched in the year 2010.
In the pre colonial times, Native American Indians were avid gamblers. The 1600s saw the first wave of American gambling after which in the 1800s, gambling started being viewed as immoral. In 1856, lynching of professional gamblers began while in the year 1937, Indian Casinos became popular.
The history of glass
Glass was first discovered 3500 years ago after which the first glassmaking manual was written. In the year 1620, brown plate glass was first manufacturer in London after which in 1843, early form of float glass was created. Each year, the UK produces an estimated 4 million tones of glass. In 2012, a new type of ultra thin glass has been developed.
Historical prices of gasoline
The fuel price in the year 1962 was $0.31 which increased to $0.65 in the year 1977. The fuel price kept increasing and reached $1.23 in the year 1997. In 2007, fuel price was $2.80 and at present the price is $3.61.
The history of Hollywood
In 1886, an area of Rancho La Brea was named Hollywood while in 1902; construction of one of the main parts of Hollywood hotel commenced and at was opened soon thereafter. In 1942, World War II sees Hollywood actors doing their bit for the nation’s war efforts. In 1979, the museum of contemporary arts was founded.
The evolution of the typewriter
In the year 1714, H. Mill patented a typing machine in London, England while in the year 1843; an early form of typewriter was invented. It was in the year 1867 that a fully functioning prototype typewriter was invented while from 1970s to early 1980s, typewriter sales declined considerably.
History of industrial design
The industrial revolution took place from 1750 to 1850. The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was introduced in the year 1903 after which general electric monitor top refrigerator was announced in the year 1927.
A brief history of printing
Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press was opened in the 1400s whereas the concept of printing press was spread to cities across Europe in the 1600s. In the middle of the 19th century, letterpress printing was introduced to the world while in the late 20th century, digital printing became popular.