October 24, 1926- Harry Houdini conducts his last performance during which he had a fever of 104 °F (40 °C). It was reported that Houdini passed out during the show, but was revived to finish.
On this day in 1837: Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young founded Tiffany & Co. (Tiffany, Young & Ellis at that time) in New York City.
September 5, 1960 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay then) obtains the light-heavyweight Olympic gold medal in Rome.
Jack Kirby born August 28, 1917. Kirby created Captain America with Joe Simon then teamed with Stan Lee to make the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Hulk and many more.
The American Messenger Company is founded on August 28, 1907. Mail was delivered via a Ford Model T. The company would further grow and adopt the name we recognize today as United Parcel Service (UPS).
August 28, 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech to 200,000 supporters during the March on Washington.
Charles Stewart Rolls born August 27, 1877 Co-founded Rolls-Royce with his partner Sir Frederick Henry Royce
Hideo Kojima born August 24, 1963. You may know him as the creator and director of the Metal Gear series.
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. He conceptualizes the Kinetoscope which William K. L. Dickson used to make the film shown above. It’s titled Fred Ott’s Sneeze and is the first motion picture to be copy-written in the United States.