Mickey Mouse's official birthday is November 18, 1928 when he made his first film debut in Steamboat Willie. This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon released. However, the first Mickey Mouse Cartoon ever made was Plane Crazy in 1928, it was the third cartoon released. Walt Disney invented Mickey Mouse. Charles Moncky invented the monkey wrencharound 1858. - From The History of Tools.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, HTML (hypertext markup language), HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and URLs (Universal Resource Locators) in 1990. - From the History of HTML.
Polyurethanes are the basis of a novel type of elastomeric fiber known generically as spandex, a segmented polyurethane. It is an elastomeric man-made fiber (able to stretch at least 100% and snap back like natural rubber). William Hanford & Donald Holmes co-invented polyurethane in 1942. Spandex was invented in the late 1950s. It was a replacement material for the rubber in women's foundation garments. The first commercial production of spandex fiber in the United States was in 1959 by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. - From Fabrics.
The Romans built the first swimming pools, history does not say which Roman did but we do know that the first heated swimming pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome in the first century BC. - From Swimming Pools.
In 1885, Russians Nikolai Benardos and Stanislav Olszewski were granted a patent for an electric arc welder with a carbon electrode called the Electrogefest. Benardos and Olszewski are considered the inventors of welding apparatus. - From Tool Innovations.
In 1985, Steve Patmont founded Patmont Motor Werks, a family operated business, first run out of the garage. Steve is also the inventor of the Go-Ped ® motorized scooter. Patmont Motor Werks was started as an assembly plant and modification center for its only product, the Go-Ped®. - From the History of Scooters.
Gummi candy comes from Germany. The owner of the German candy company Haribo, Hans Riegel invented gummi bears in the 1920s. Haribo started making the first gummi candy in the United States in 1982. The candy manufacturer Trolli decided to make the first gummi worm in 1981, now the most popular gummi ever. The average Brite Crawler is two inches long. - From the History of Candy.
Lewis Nixon invented the very first Sonar type listening device in 1906, as a way of detecting icebergs.
Wizards of the Coast Inc. are the world's largest publisher of hobby games, a leading publisher of fantasy literature and the owner of one of the nation's largest specialty game retail store chains. Founded in 1990 by Peter Adkison, Wizards of the Coast is headquartered just outside Seattle in Renton, Washington. They invented the world's best-selling Pokémon ® and Magic - The Gathering ® trading card games. From Puzzles and Card Games.
The first battery operated home smoke detector was patented in 1969 by inventors, Randolph Smith and Kenneth House.