Thursday, March 31, 2011
Happy birthday old girl!
She was inaugurated on March 31, 1889.
What else happened in 1889?
In January Coca Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta (it was a different name back then).
In February the Dakotas, Montana and Washington were admitted into the union.
Just two weeks before Dame Eiffel was inaugurated, a German by the name of van Zeppelin patented his "navigable balloon".
In April the George Washington Bridge linking NJ and NYC opened.
In May, Bayer Aspirin was introduced.
In June the Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
In July the WSJ began publishing.
In August the first ship-to-shore wireless message received in the US.
In September Nintendo company was founded. It made playing cards.
In October the Moulin Rouge opened in Paris.
In November was the debut of the first jukebox (in San Francisco).
In December a Gilbert & Sullivan play opened in London.