MonthAugust 2015

August 31

TODAY IN HISTORY 1897 – Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device.

August 29

TODAY IN HISTORY 1831 – Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism

August 27

TODAY IN HISTORY 1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well. Drake began drilling

August 26

TODAY IN HISTORY 1498 – Michelangelo was commissioned to carve the Pietà. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect,