August 24th is the 11th Sunday of Pentecost
Join us in Celebrating Dorothy Albert's 105th Birthday!
This week marks an amazing milestone! Dorothy Albert is the daughter of Carl and Laura Falk. She was born in Russia along the Volga River. As you may have read in the History of St. Paul, the Falk family were charter members of St. Paul in 1917.
What would it have been like to be born in 1909? Here is a webpage that shares photographs of Russia during that time. Here is a webpage that shows the villages along the Volga River.
Dorothy's Family Portrait
Dollars and cents:
Other interesting tidbits:
1909 - Instant Coffee 1910 - Talking Motion Picture 1911 - The first automobile electrical ignition system 1912 - Life Savers Candy 1913 - The crossword puzzle 1914 -the Morgan gas mask 1915 - Pyrex 1916 - radio tuners (that receive different stations) 1917 - the modern zipper 1918 - fortune cookies 1919 - pop-up toaster & short-wave radio 1920 - Band-Aid 1921 - the lie detector 1922 - the first 3-D movie 1923 - the traffic signal & frozen food (Clarence Birdseye) 1924 - spiral notebook 1925 - the mechanical television (precursor to the modern tv) 1926 - liquid fueled rockets 1927 - PEZ candy & Technicolor & a complete electronic TV system & the iron lung 1928 - penicillin & bubble gum 1929 - car radio & Yo-Yo 1930 - jet engine & scotch tape 1931 - stop-action photography 1932 - Polaroid photography 1933 - stereo records & drive-in movie theater 1934 - Charles Darrow claims he invented the game Monopoly 1935 - the first canned beer 1936 - the voice recognition machine & the Colt revolver 1937 - photocopier 1938 - ballpoint pen 1939 - helicopter 1940 - modern color television system & the jeep 1941 - aerosol spray cans 1942 - the first electronic digital computer 1943 - rubber & the Slinky & Silly Putty 1944 -Cortisone 1945 - atomic bomb 1946 - microwave oven 1947 - the transistor 1948 - Frisbee & Velcro & the Wurlitzer jukebox 1949 - Cake mix 1950 - credit card (Diners) 1951 - super glue & power steering & video tape recorder 1952 - Mr. Potato Head & first diet soft drink 1953 - transistor radio & radial tires 1954 - McDonalds 1955 - Tetracycline (the most prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic) 1956 - hovercraft & Liquid Paper (originally named Mistake Out) 1957 - Fortran (originally named Speedcoding, still used today for programming scientific and mathematical applications (software)) 1958 - Hula Hoop & the computer modem 1959 - the internal pacemaker & the Barbie Doll 1960 - the halogen lamp 1961 - Valium 1962 - audio cassette & Spacewar (the first computer video game) 1963 - the video disk 1964 - Acrylic paint & BASIC (an early computer language) 1965 - Astroturf & soft contact lenses & NutraSweet 1966 - electronic fuel injection for cars 1967 - handheld calculator 1968 - computer mouse 1969 - arpanet (first internet) & the ATM & the bar-code scanner 1970 - the floppy disk for computers 1971 - dot-matrix printer & food processor & the VCR 1972 - Hacky Sack 1973 - Bic invents the disposable lighter 1974 - Post-it-notes 1975 - laser printer & the push-through tab on a drink can 1976 - the ink-jet printer 1977 - MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) 1978 - artificial heart "Jarvik-7" 1979 - cell phones & the walkman & roller blades 1980 - the hepatitis-B vaccine 1981 - the first IBM computer 1982 - human growth hormone is genetically engineered 1983 - soft bifocal contact lens & Cabbage Patch Kids 1984 - the CD-ROM & the Apple Macintosh 1985 - Microsoft invents the Windows program 1986 - Fuji introduces the disposable camera 1987 - disposable contact lenses 1988 - digital cell phones & doppler radar & Prozac 1989 - high-definition television 1990 - the World Wide Web 1991 - the digital answering machine 1992 - the smart pill (can deliver or control its delivery of medicine without the patient having to take action beyond the initial swallow) 1993 - the pentium processor 1994 - the Playstation 1995 - the DVD 1996 - Web TV 1997 - the gas-powered fuel cell 1998 - the disposable bib 1999 - Tekno Bubbles (bubbles blown under ultra violet or black lights show an amazing assortment of colors) 2000 - the "Segway" human transporter 2001 - self-cleaning windows 2002 - Braille Glove & virtual keyboard 2003 - Infrared Fever Screening System (used in public buildings to scan people with a high temperature from a fever or sars) the No-Contact Jacket (protects the wearer by electric shocking any attackers) 2004 - SonoPrep (bio-engineering device that delivers medication by sound waves rather than injection) 2005 - YouTube 2006 - BEAR (Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot) developed for military search-and-rescue missions has hydraulic arms to support and carry injured soldiers 2007 - Iphone 2008 - bionic lens & flying windmills 2009 - electronic eyes/retinal implants 2010 - robotic prosthetic legs allows paraplegics to walk 2011 - Qmilch (a sustainable fabric made from milk protein) 2012 - dusting slippers 2013 - the cardboard bike & the Fume Fighter welding helmet to make metalwork safer & the Family Flier (read more here) 2014 - the ability to control an old, unruly radiator with a smartphone.
What was invented the year you were born?
Mark you calendars!
Rally Weekend is just around the corner.
Saturday, September 6th