Tag: 1886

  • Aluminum: The Modern Metal

    On this date in 1886,  Charles Martin Hall used an economical method to produce aluminum for the first time. Here are some things you may not have known about it. Aluminum is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust, and the most common metal. Aluminum compounds occur naturally, and have been used in […]

  • Tickertape Parades: A Salute to Heroes

    On this date in in 1886 the first tickertape parade was held in New York City. Here are some things you may not of known about tickertape parades. The first parade was an impromptu celebration following the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. They’re called tickertape parades because originally most of the paper thrown was […]