Saturday, October 20, 2012

24 October Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


Nathaniel Convers Wyeth, 1911
was an American chemist and inventor who created the PET plastic beverage bottle. His patent was used by  Du Pont for the “Biaxially Oriented Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) Bottle”

1932 Stephen Covey

1836, Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts, received the first U.S. patent for the phosphorous friction safety match (No. 68).

1851, William Lassell discovered Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus.

1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Abraham Lincoln, on the same day the first transcontinental telegraph system was completed.

In 1876, a U.S. patent was issued for the metal case of a one-day back-winding alarm clock to the Seth E. Thomas of New York City, NY (No. 183,725), being the first American patent for an alarm clock of this familiar type.

In 1939, nylon stockings went on sale in the U.S. for the first time to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Delaware nylon factory.

Knowledge History - Resources

A Brief History of Knowledge: From 3000 BC to 2001 AD - Piero Scaruffi

The Globalization of Knowledge

Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

Management Theory Review Blog
Management Knowledge Center
Engineering and Technology Knowledge Center
Science Knowledge Center
Social Science Knowledge Center

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