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Christmas lights are introduced by Edison General Electric Co.
First time getaway car is used by three bank robbers in Paris.
The teddy bear is created by a Russian immigrant to the USA, after seeing a newspaper cartoon depicting President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.
William Kellogg invents cornflakes.
A French aviator flies across the English Channel in a wooden monoplane tied together with piano strings.
Mrs. John B. Dodd starts Father's Day.
Word "Vitamin" used to describe chemicals necessary to diets.
First self-service food store opens in California.
The Titanic sinks on April 15.
World War I breaks out on August 4.
President Woodrow Wilson proclaims Mother's Day, a revival of a practice that dates back to the Greek empire.
Coca-Cola launches its curvaceous bottle, modeled on the cola nut.
John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.
Germany surrenders to the Allies on November 11.
The Treaty of Versailles signed June 28, ending WWI.
Electric hand iron goes on sale in London.
First ice cream on a stick is sold by Harry Burt at his Good Humour Bar.
Johnson and Johnson launches the band-aid bandage.
Philo Farnsworth realized an idea for TV.
The snowmobile is built by 15-year old Joseph Bombardier in Quebec.
The police car, called a bandit-chaser, is launched in Denver, Colorado, using a Cadillac engine.
The self-winding watch is invented and Jacob Schick patents the electric shaver.
The popsicle is invented when Frank Epperson leaves his lemonade mix on a windowsill overnight.
Caesar Cardini, owner of "Caesar's Palace" in New York, invents Caesar salad.
The Frisbee is invented by Yale students using empty plaes to hold pies from the Frisbie Baking Company.
First transalantic phone call, at $75 for three minutes, cost half the price of a car.
TV sets go on sale in the US for $75.
First Bubble Gum goes on sale in the US.
The car radio is invented.
Kelloggs launches the Rice Krispies.
Stock market crashes on October 29.
Chevrolet launches the pickup truck.
The American anthem "land of the free and the home of the brave" is adopted.
Carrier Corp invents air conditioning.
Edwin Land develops Polaroid sunglasses.
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