16/2/1858:First ironing board was patented by the duo of William Vandenburg & James Harvey.
16/2/1932:James Markham received the first fruit tree patent for a peach tree. It ripens later than other varieties.
16/2/1937:Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for a nylon. Carothers was a research chemist for Du Pont.
16/2/1946: The first commercially designed helicopter was tested in Connecticut.
16/2/1923 : The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen recently unearthed was opened in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, inside was a spacious and beautifully decorated chamber completely occupied by an immense shrine covered with gold inlay and workmanship of this is truly amazing. This Chamber has been undisturbed for 3000 years and unlike many of the ancient relics in Egypt has not been robbed of it’s treasures. The historical interest of the discovery will provide Egyptologists with some of the best insight to that period in history.
16/2/1968 : The first 911 emergency telephone system is inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. but due to problems with telephone service boundaries and electromechanical switching equipment which could not recognize the 911 number it is not until the mid 1980s that 911 works countrywide