Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day 2017 is on Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Who invented ear muffs?
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 is Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day 2017. Chester Greenwood Day Saturday: Parade, events and earmuffs, of ... 2009 Chester Greenwood Day
Chester Greenwood was born in Farmington, Maine in 1858. A grammar school dropout, he invented earmuffs at the age of 15 (1873). While testing a new pair of ice skates, he grew frustrated at trying to protect his ears from the bitter cold. After wrapping his head in a scarf, which was too bulky and itchy, he made two ear-shaped loops from wire and asked his grandmother to sew fur on them. He patented an improved model with a steel band which held them in place and with Greenwood's Champion Ear Protectors, he established Greenwood's Ear Protector Factory. He made a fortune supplying Ear Protectors to U.S. soldiers during World War I. He went on to patent more many other inventions. In 1977, Maine's legislature declared December 21 "Chester Greenwood Day" to honor a native son and his contribution to cold weather protection.
Farmington Maine is now the Earmuff Capital of the World. There is a parade that celebrates Chester's birthday the first Saturday in December, with local police cruisers in the parade decorated as giant earmuffs.
Name a famous inventor who started inventing at their earliest age...?
1642 The mechanical adding machine was invented by a nineteen-year-old French boy named Blaise Pascal way back in the year 1642.
1648 Anton van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his work on the improvements of the microscope, in 1648 at the age of 16. He also contributed towards the establishment of microbiology in 1673.
1721 In 1721, Benjamin Franklin at the age of 15, was busily occupied in delivering newspapers by day and in composing articles for it at night. These articles, published anonymously, won wide notice and acclaim for their pithy observations on the current scene.
1824 When Louis Braille was 15 years old, he developed an ingenious system of reading and writing by means of raised dots. Today, in virtually every language throughout the world, Braille is the standard form of writing and reading used by blind people.
At the age of 15, Cyrus Hall McCormick invented a lightweight cradle for carting harvested grain. Seven years later, in 1831 he invented the reaper, a horse drawn farm implement to cut small grain crops.
1830 Henry Bessemer produced his first invention at the age of seventeen--embossed stamps for use on title deeds. At that time, the British government was losing thousands of pounds in revenue each year through the illegal reuse of title stamps. Bessemer's invention made the crime impossible and earned him his first job.
1862 When he was 15 years old Thomas Alva Edison published a weekly newspaper, printing it in a freight car that also served as his laboratory. While working as a telegraph operator, he made his first important invention, a telegraphic repeating instrument.
1865 Since the age of 18, Alexander Graham Bell had been working on the idea of transmitting speech. While working on a multiple telegraph, he developed the basic ideas for the telephone.
George Westinghouse, at age 19, obtained his first patent, for a rotary steam engine.
1873 At age 17, Chester Greenwood applied for a patent. For the next 60 years, Greenwood's factory made earmuffs. Greenwood went on to create more than 100 other inventions.
1921 Philo Farnsworth a 14-year-old had an idea while working on his father's Idaho farm. Philo realized an electron beam could scan a picture in horizontal lines, reproducing the image almost instantaneously. It would prove to be a critical breakthrough, towards electronic television.
1930 At 16 yrs. old, George Nissen finished high school and set out to develop a bouncing apparatus(trampoline). Working in his parents’ garage using steel materials he found at a junkyard, he built a rectangular frame with a piece of canvas stretched across it. It was an instant hit Nissen was sure he could commercialize it.
1958 As a 17-year-old high school junior, Robert Heft found himself in need of a class project. His proposed 50 star American Flag idea was initially turned down by the teacher. He went ahead and finished his project, receiving a B minus for his efforts. Heft's teacher compromised and promised to deliver a better classroom grade if he could get the U.S. Congress to accept his flag. The rest is history.
1972 Rebecca Schroeder from Toledo, Ohio, USA was ten when she became an inventor. Becky got a patent for her invention in 1974; she was on television and won awards for it. She improved upon the idea over the next few years eventually calling it the Glo-Sheet. The Glo-Sheet has been used in many places. Doctors use them so they can check patient's notes in the dark without waking them up and the US Navy and NASA have used them.
1993 One Saturday morning in 1993, when she was eight years old, Abigail M. Fleck and her father, Jonathan, were cooking bacon in their St. Paul, Minnesota home. Inspired by an offhand comment from her father,. Abbey Fleck invented a new, quicker and healthier way to cook bacon, then founded a company to sell her product, The Makin' BaconŒ.
2000 "I called it a Batball because I can store my baseballs inside the bat and I like it. It's really cool.'' says Jacob Dunnack age 8.
2005 Taylor Hernandez, age 10, invented "Magic Sponge Blocks," large building blocks made from sponge that can safely stack high without worry that they could fall and hurt a child.
Tell me something that I don't know....?
1. The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
2. The Oregon Trial starts in Missouri, ends in Oregon, and is about 2,000 miles long .
3.Wild Pandas are found only in China.
4. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and is 29,028 feet above sea level.
5.The Himalayas are home to the top five highest mountains in the world.
6. Elvis Presley’s middle name is Aron.
7. A porcupine has 30,000 quills.
8. 10.9 percent of households did not have a vehicle in the year 2000.
9. Before Jerry Springer had a hit television show he was the mayor of Cincinnati.
10. There have been three U.S. presidents with the first name George.
11. Mr. Clean was on the list of sexiest men alive in 1998.
12. The world’s smallest fish is the Goby.
13. Titan is the only known moon in the solar system to have an atmosphere.
14. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903.
15. Jodie Foster stared in Coppertone suntan lotion commercials as a three-year-old.
16. In 1964 Cadillac offered the first fully automatic air-conditioned car.
17. Nomar Garciaparra is the only player to hit three homeruns on his birthday in major league history.
18. Quasars are believed to be stars, but may actually be distant galaxies.
19. Disneyland was opened in California on July 18, 1955.
20. Audrey Hepburn’s first starring role was in Roman Holidays.
21. Whoopi Goldberg’s birth name is Caryn Johnson.
22. Giant pandas can eat up to 83 pounds of bamboo per day.
23. The first roller coaster was built in 1884.
24. The famous Louisiana Purchase cost the U.S. 11.25 million dollars for 800,000 square miles of land.
25. John H. Glenn Jr. was the oldest astronaut to go into space; he was 77.
26. The sun is composed of 99 percent hydrogen and helium.
27. United Artists was founded by Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks.
28. Benjamin Franklin was Americas first Postmaster General.
29. Waylon Jennings was not only the narrator of the Dukes of Hazzard, but also sang the theme song.
30. The U.S. Library of Congress is the world’s largest library.
31. Laverne from Laverne and Shirley had a favorite drink of milk and Pepsi.
32. Fiji used whales teeth as money up until the late nineteenth century.
33. Andrew Jackson was the only American president to have once been a prisoner of war.
34. Mt. Washington has the world’s windiest weather. It has an average wind speed of 35.2 miles per hour with gusts up to 231 miles per hour.
35. There are 23 U.S. states on seacoasts.
36. Ronald Reagan hosted Death Valley Days before his presidency.
37.Lake Superior is the deepest of the Great Lakes.
38.Mt. Everest was named after Sir George Everest.
39. New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
40.The Amazon River is 4,000 miles long.
41.The Pillsbury Doughboy was first introduced in 1965.
42. Death Valley averages only 1 and a half inches of rain a year.
43. Tobacco was first grown in America.
44. The popular Casablanca is based on the play Everybody Comes to Rick’s.
45. Dragonflies can fly up to 30 miles per hour.
46. Earmuffs were invented by Chester Greenwood.
47. Ralph Bunche was the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
48. New Mexico’s official state bird is the roadrunner.
49.The first flight by the Wright brothers lasted only twelve seconds.
50. The longest river in Europe is the Volga River.
51. You have no sense of smell while you're sleeping.
52. You're subject to fines and/or imprisonment for making ugly faces at dogs in Oklahoma.
53. Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth!