Martin Scorsese Timeline

Martin Scorsese Timeline

This Friday, one of our age’s most influential film directors turns 75. Born in New York on November 17, 1942, and aspiring to become a priest in his teenage years, Martin Scorsese would grow up to build an unparalleled career in filmmaking, gaining worldwide fame for his gritty dramas and violent crime movies. To celebrate the director’s birthday, let’s take a brief look at his life and career.

The Martin Scorsese Timeline illustrates important milestones in the filmmaker’s personal and professional life, including major movie releases such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, or the more recent Silence. Although Mean Streets was Scorsese’s breakthrough film, Taxi Driver was certainly the one that cemented his career, being considered a cinematic masterpiece even four decades after its release – which, by the way, nearly didn’t happen.

When first shown to the MPAA, Taxi Driver was given an X rating for violence, and the studio threatened they will not release it unless Scorsese cuts it for an R. To get the R rating, the director de-saturated the color in the movie’s more violent scenes, making the blood seem less prominent and less shocking. The result pleased not only the ratings board, but Scorsese himself, who liked the color change and the grainier look of the film, considering it an improvement over the original.

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BBC Timeline

BBC Timeline

Founded on October 18, 1922, with the mission to “inform, educate and entertain”, the BBC marked its 95th anniversary this year. Starting out with a staff of four including the general manager, the British Broadcasting Company (as it was first named), quickly established itself as a teller of truth and an integral part of British national life.

Today, the BBC is one of the largest broadcasters in the world, and, although it’s been facing struggles and fierce competition from online streaming services, the old titan is still holding up. Let’s take a brief look into the corporation’s history and see how it got where it is today.

The BBC Timeline illustrates some of the important events and major launches in the history of the broadcasting company, from the day it was formed and its first live sports broadcast, to the release of Doctor Who and the launch of the BBC News Channel, among others. The first broadcasters at BBC had quite a lot of challenges to face, not only on account of technical limitations, but also because they were exploring unchartered territory. For instance, drama without visuals was something completely new and hard to imagine at that time – which is probably why the first play written for radio (and broadcast by BBC) was set in a pitch-black coal mine.

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Telephone Evolution Timeline

Telephone Evolution Timeline

On this day in 1876, inventor Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the first two-way long distance telephone conversation. The call was made between Boston and Cambridge and lasted for three hours, in a bid to convince people that the phone can be a useful communication tool and not just a pointless gadget, as it was seen then. At that time, the device was in its earliest stages of development and, up until the historic demonstration, it had carried only one-way calls, meaning one person could talk and the other could hear, but was unable to reply to the caller.

From an invention that barely interested anyone at first and was considered more of a toy, the telephone has grown to become a device most of us can’t live without nowadays. Let’s take a brief look at its history and see how it has evolved throughout the years.

The Telephone Evolution Timeline marks major developments and milestones in the history of the indispensable device, from the first phone call ever, the first two-way conversation, or the earliest pay phone, to the first smartphone and the adoption of VoIP services, among others.

At first, the early telephone models had no ringing system to signal incoming calls, so callers had to resort to rather absurd methods to initiate a phone conversation. When they wanted to communicate with another phone owner, they either shouted loudly in the mouthpiece or thumped on it with a pencil to draw their attention, which resulted in the diaphragm being broken quite often.

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Honda Motor Timeline

Honda Motor Timeline

Founded in post-war Japan by motorcycle builder and car enthusiast Soichiro Honda, the Honda Motor Company marks its 69th anniversary this year on September 24. Today, the multinational corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycles, automobiles and combustion engines in the world, most probably due to its emphasis on affordability and eco-friendly products. To celebrate the company’s birthday, we have created a timeline of its evolution and achievements throughout the years.

The Honda Motor Co. Timeline marks some of the major milestones and events in the history of the corporation, from its birth to present times.

Founder Soichiro Honda had been tinkering with machines and engines for a few years already by the time he incorporated the company on September 24, 1948. Before the corporation was born, he first opened the Honda Technical Research Institute, to build improvised motorized bicycles based on a supply of war surplus radio generator engines. The bikes ran on turpentine and were hugely successful, as people desperately needed a way to get around in post-war Japan, where there was no real public transit and virtually no gasoline. In two years, Soichiro liquidated the Technical Research Institute and used the resulting funds to incorporate the Honda Motor Company.

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General Motors Timeline

General Motors Timeline

Founded on September 16, 1908, General Motors has played a central role in the automotive world for over a century, being responsible for numerous industry firsts and technological advancements. Surviving wars, recessions, strikes, controversies, and bankruptcy, the enterprise is not the giant it used to be anymore, but it is still going strong. As today marks GM’s 109th anniversary, let’s take a brief look into the vast history of the company.

The General Motors Timeline illustrates some of the most important milestones in the long life of the automaker, including its incorporation, major acquisitions and innovations, as well as less fortunate events, such as the 2009 Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The history of GM started when William C. Durant, the largest US carriage maker of the early 20th century, saw an opportunity in improving Buick, a local car company with large debts and few sales.

Quite surprisingly, Durant originally had a strong aversion to “gas-powered horseless carriages,” considering them dangerous, loud and smelly. Soon after deciding to invest in Buick, the businessman formed General Motors as a holding company to merge the automaker with other car manufacturers, thus giving birth to the titan that would dominate the American auto industry for decades.

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