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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Stephen King Movie & TV Adaptations Timeline

Stephen King Timeline

September 8 is certainly a thrilling day for horror fans, who have been waiting eagerly for the second adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The highly-anticipated remake had its premiere in LA on September 5 and is scheduled to be shown in cinemas across the US and UK today. Coincidence or not (most probably not), the 2017 release comes 27 years after the 1990 mini-series, the first adaptation of King’s novel – just like the creature in the story returns to town every 27 years to feed on the townsfolk.

Since watching the movie might get you in the mood for a Stephen King marathon, we have created a timeline of other productions based on the author’s work to help you get started.

As there are probably more adaptations of the writer’s stories than one could see in a lifetime, the Stephen King Timeline illustrates only some of the more well-known feature films and TV series, whether critically acclaimed or not. Released in 2007, The Mist is considered as one of the most underrated King adaptations. Almost ignored after its initial release and criticized for bad acting and special effects, the movie has managed to gather a cult following over the years, mostly because of the strong drama, the constant tension throughout, and the petrifying ending.

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Google History Timeline

Google History Timeline

Google’s always been a little unconventional in everything they did, and their birthday is no exception. The company has celebrated its anniversary on 4 different dates over the years, the latest official date being 9/27. To explain these inconsistencies, Google stated that the exact birthdate has been moved around depending on when people felt like having cake.

Quite surprisingly, Google has yet to create a celebratory doodle for September 4, the date the company was officially founded. Since we like cake, we have built a timeline to fill that gap and wish them a happy anniversary.

The Google Timeline marks some of the major milestones in the history of the Internet giant, including, among others, the day the domain google.com was registered, the date when Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed for incorporation, or the launch of Chrome. August 30, 1998, marks the date the first Google Doodle was published. The doodle wasn’t meant to celebrate or commemorate anything, but rather served as a funny out-of-office message to let people know that the founders were at the Burning Man festival.

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Netflix History Timeline

Netflix History Timeline

Founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in 1997, Netflix marks its 20th anniversary this year, on August 29. With over 100 million members, over 125 million hours of movies and TV shows watched per day worldwide, and an annual revenue of $8.8 billion, the media-streaming giant has gone through a whirlwind of changes since its launch as a DVD-by-email service. To celebrate the friend who would never scold us for sitting on the couch all day, let’s take a look at the company’s evolution and achievements throughout the years.

The Netflix Timeline illustrates some of the important events and milestones in the history of the entertainment company, from its founding, the launch of the website, and the introduction of streaming, to the service’s expansion in Europe and the release of the much-awaited offline viewing system. On September 10, 2014, Netflix, along with many other web giants, participated in the “Internet Slowdown Day” protest, part of the Battle for the Net initiative. The protest consisted in a symbolic slowdown of the participants’ websites to remind people what the World Wide Web would look like without net neutrality.

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Great American Eclipse Timeline

Great American Eclipse Timeline

Today, August 21, 2017, the contiguous United States will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time since February 1979. The rare event has been dubbed “The Great American Eclipse” and can only be seen from North America. Although the partial eclipse will be visible from the whole continental US, only the states along the path of totality will be able to admire the moon blocking the sun completely. The path of totality will stretch on a thin band from Lincoln Beach, OR, to Charleston, SC, passing through portions of 14 states. To ensure you don’t miss the rare celestial spectacle, we have created a timeline of the event.

The Great American Eclipse Timeline illustrates the maximum eclipse times for some of the major towns and cities where the phenomenon will be best viewed. All times are displayed in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). While the eclipse will first “touch” the continent at Lincoln Beach, OR, one of the best places in Oregon to watch it is considered to be Salem, where the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry organizes a viewing party at the State Fairgrounds. The sun will be completely obscured here at 17:18 UTC (10:18 am PDT).

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