1939 - Nylon yarn was sold to hosiery mills to make women's stockings. First use of commercial yarn for apparel.
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1852 - Antoine-Henri Becquerel - French physicist - Nobel Laureate (1903) -discovery of radioactivity in fluorescent salts of uranium.
1861 - Charles Edgar Duryea - USA - With his brother J. Frank Duryea he built an automobile On 28 Nov 1895, Frank drove it to win $2,000 in the first American Automobile Race in Chicago, sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald. The car travelled 54 miles from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois and back, in just over 10 hours. In 1896, they set up the Duryea Motor Wagon Co. in Springfield, Mass. and produced of 13 identical machines
They are recognized as the "Fathers of the American Automobile Industry"
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