Read on to enlighten yourself with historical milestones of today
1884 – Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman. George Eastman amassed his passion for photography and turned it in
1884 – Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.
George Eastman amassed his passion for photography and turned it into a new industry – the easy to use film and cameras for people all over the world. On 14th October 1884, George Eastman received the patent for the transparent paper-strip photographic film. On September 4 1888, the first photographic film – Kodak was invented by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong that held a dominant position in photographic film. The Eastman Kodak company is now an American Public company with its headquarters Rochester, New York, and is incorporated in New Jersey and provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications, and professional services for businesses around the world.
1926 – Winnie-the-Pooh was introduced
On 14th October 1926, the first collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories was published. Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s book written by A.A. Milne. 14th October is generally considered as
the character’s birthday. In 1930, Milne sold the copyrights for Winnie-the-Pooh to Stephen Slesinger and by the end of the year, Pooh was making him $50 million a year. Pooh made his first colourful debut in a red t-shirt, which is his statement outfit till date. Slesinger went on creating the first Pooh doll, records, board games, puzzles, radio broadcasts, animations, and motion picture film.
1947 – Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier
On 14th October 1947, Chuck Yeager, an American Test Pilot, made history with his record-breaking flight. Yeager flew the Bell X-1 at Mach 1 and an altitude of 45,000 feet and was the first person to break the sound barrier — the point where a speeding object (such as an airplane) passes the speed of sound. The Bell X-1 that passed Mach 1 following a drop from a B-29 airplane currently hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.