The first alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchens in 1787. Since it was for him, it would only work at 4 am.
“Jingle Bells” was the first song played in space.
The French territory of Louisiana was purchased by the U.S. in 1803 for roughly four cents per acre.
When adjusted for inflation, oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller is the wealthiest person in U.S. history.
Bubble wrap was originally invented to be 3D wallpaper.
Veterans Day is on November 11 and was originally known as Armistice Day in 1928. It became Veterans Day in 1954 and was set to occur on the fourth Monday in October. In 1975, President Ford signed legislation that put the holiday back to the original November 11th date.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor.
Not only were eating, drinking and parading common, votes could be conducted a public voice votes. Also political parties would hand our pre-printed ballots for voters to cast, to ensure that people voted for a party ticket. It wasn’t until the 1890s that the Australian ballot, also known as the Secret Ballot, became commonly used in America.
3 Musketeers bars had three flavors until wartime rations made it too difficult to access vanilla and strawberry flavoring.
Apple briefly had its own clothing and lifestyle line in 1986.