Introduced Events in History

2013 Event - The iPad Air and Mavericks, the latest version of the OS X is introduced by Apple

2011 Event - Nintendo's new video game system, the Wii U is introduced; it has a touch-screen display designed as a bridge between portable and tablet-based games and console video games

1996 Event - New toll-free 888 area code introduced

1985 Event - Canned and bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola

1983 Event - 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom

1983 Event - Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced

1981 Event - IBM-PC computer introduced

1980 Event - Post It Notes, introduced

1979 Event - Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

1972 Event - Access credit cards introduced in Great Britain

1972 Event - 1st scientific hand-held calculator, the HP-35, introduced for $395

1965 Event - "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn between 1423 and 1445

1965 Event - Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995

1964 Event - Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)

1963 Event - Touch-tone telephone introduced

1962 Death - H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)

1962 Event - Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"

1961 Event - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced

1961 Event - 1st London minicabs introduced

1958 Event - Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced

1957 Event - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

1956 Event - Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

1952 Event - 1st U.S. postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced

1952 Event - Mr. Potato Head, introduced

1951 Event - 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf

1951 Event - Dacron men's suits introduced

1948 Event - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)

1948 Event - Deutsche Mark introduced in West-Germany

1947 Event - Tennis shoe introduced

1946 Event - Tide detergent introduced

1938 Event - Dr. R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana

1935 Event - Driving tests introduced in Great Britain

1934 Event - 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany New York)

1934 Event - Driving tests introduced in Britain

1931 Event - Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15 cents

1931 Event - Alka Seltzer introduced

1927 Event - 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice

1923 Birthday - Andre Courreges, born in France, fashion designer, introduced the miniskirt

1922 Birthday - Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"

1922 Event - 1st microfilm device introduced

1920 Event - 1st commercial armored car introduced in St. Paul Minn

1916 Event - British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), 1st introduced

1913 Event - Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)

1907 Event - Automatic washer and dryer are introduced

1907 Event - Automatic washer and dryer introduced

1903 Event - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom

1902 Death - Swami Vivekananda, founder of Ramakrishna Mission, chief disciple of Ramakrishna, responsible for bringing Vedanta and Yoga to Europe, America, introduced Hinduism at Parliament of World Religions at Chicago, 1893, dies at age 39, suffered form Asthma, diabetes, and other physical ailments

1900 Birthday - Karin Boye, born in Gothenburg, Sweden, born Karin Maria Boye, poet, novelist, co-founder of poetry magazine Spektrum, introduced T.S. Eliot to Swedish readers, best-known novel 'Kallocain'

1896 Event - Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield

1894 Event - Death duties 1st introduced in Britain

1881 Event - Dr. John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes

1879 Death - Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84

1878 Event - 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii

1876 Event - Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada

1874 Event - Game of lawn tennis introduced

1863 Birthday - Swami Vivekananda, born in Calcutta, India, founder of Ramakrishna Mission, chief disciple of Ramakrishna, responsible for bringing Vedanta and Yoga to Europe, America, introduced Hinduism at Parliament of World Religions at Chicago, 1893

1862 Event - Paper currency introduced in U.S. by President Abraham Lincoln

1859 Event - Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii

1827 Event - Ballet (Deserter) introduced to U.S. at Bowery Theater (New York City)

1824 Event - 1st steam locomotive is introduced

1819 Event - 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in U.S. introduced in New York City

1814 Event - George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive

1813 Event - Pineapple introduced to Hawaii

1812 Event - Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting and immoral. No wonder it caught on!

1799 Event - Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced

1799 Event - Income Tax introduced in UK

1795 Birthday - Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp, 1840

1792 Event - Oranges introduced to Hawaii

1790 Event - Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China

1694 Birthday - Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar, 1752

1644 Death - William Gascoigne, introduced telescopic sights, is killed at 24

1630 Event - Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

1582 Event - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries

1558 Event - Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes

1550 Event - Chocolate introduced

1502 Birthday - Gregory XIII, Pope, introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582