terça-feira, dezembro 18, 2007




May 20 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. The price was $13.50 per dozen

July 23 - Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.

25 April - Louis Leroy reviews the first Impressionist exhibition, held in Paris, and coins the term with reference to Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise.

July 24 - Mathew Evans and Henry Woodward patent the first incandescent lamp with an electric light bulb

November 10 - John Ernst Worrell Keely demonstrates his "induction resonance motion motor" (later investigation reveals fraud behind another perpetual motion machine).

January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx.
January 2 - Ignacio (Maria) Gonzalez becomes head of state of the Dominican Republic (for the first time).
January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.
January 2 - Ignacio (Maria) Gonzalez becomes head of state of the Dominican Republic (for the first time).

January - Signing of the Pangkor Treaty (also known as the Pangkor Engagement), by which the British extended their control over, first the Sultanate of Perak and later the other independent Malay States.
February 21 - The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first newspaper.
February 23 - Walter Clopton Wingfield patents a game called "sphairistike" which is more commonly called lawn tennis.
March 18 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
March - founding of a Young Men's Hebrew Association in Manhattan which still operates today as the 92nd Street Y