On the 8th October 1829, Robert Stephenson’s steam locomotive The Rocket won the Rainhill Trials and secured a prize of £500 and the contract for Robert Stephenson and Company to produce locomotives for the new Liverpool & Manchester Railway that opened the following year.
On the 4th August 1693, legend says that French Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented champagne.
If you ever claimed that something was the greatest thing since sliced bread, you’re referring to a very particular date – the 7th July 1928.
The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle went into production in the Soviet Union.
The world speed record for locomotives – steam trains – was set on the 3rd July 1938 by Number 4468 Mallard.
The 29th June 2008 shaped the technological landscape we live in today, when Apple released the very first iPhone.
On the 20th May 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis secured the patent for riveted blue jeans.
Rolls-Royce Limited was established by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.
On the 10th March 1876, Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call when he contacted his assistant, Thomas Watson.
Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll made its debut at New York Toy Fair.