Dr. Seuss Timeline

Dr Seuss timeline

Today marks the 114th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. Even decades after the publication of his first book, the whimsical writer and illustrator is still capturing the imagination of children – and adults – worldwide with his wacky themes, playful rhymes, and made-up words and creatures. To celebrate the man behind besties like the Grinch, the Sneetches, and the Lorax, let’s take a brief look at his life and work.

The Dr. Seuss Timeline illustrates some of the major events and achievements in the life of the author, as well as a few of his most popular books, such as The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham. While many have heard the interesting stories behind his major works, how the penname “Dr. Seuss” was born might not be that common-knowledge.

It all started at Dartmouth, where Theodor (Ted) Geisel wrote for the university’s humor magazine and even rose to the rank of chief editor. That changed abruptly, though, when he was caught drinking gin in his dorm with a few friends. As punishment for violating Prohibition, Seuss was barred from writing for the magazine and stripped of his editorship too. To continue publishing, he hid behind a variety of pseudonyms, such as T. Seuss, D.G. Rosetti, or simply Seuss. Several other monikers appeared over the years, including the pompous “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” which the writer later shortened to the penname we know today.

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Youtube History Timeline

Youtube History Timeline

Today, everyone’s go-to video-sharing site – and the source of endless procrastination for many of us - is celebrating its 13th birthday. Set up in 2005 by three former PayPal employees and originally intended as a dating service, YouTube has grown to be the second most visited website in the world after Google, now boasting over 15 billion visitors per month. To wish the giant video website a happy birthday, we have put together a timeline of memorable moments throughout its history.

The YouTube Timeline illustrates the site’s evolution since its inception to present day. The graphic runs through the company’s major achievements and feature releases, including a few interesting milestones such as the first video uploaded or the first known instance of Rickrolling.

Considering the type of broadcasts that are regularly going viral on YouTube, one might think the first video ever posted on the website must have been something insane. Well, it’s actually a very short clip of co-founder Jawed Karim standing near some elephants at the zoo and describing their “really, really long trunks.” The video is appropriately titled “Me at the Zoo” and has since been viewed more than 45 million times.

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Facebook History Timeline

Facebook History Timeline

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched a social website called “The Facebook” from his dorm room at Harvard. Soon, what started as a private network for college students became a worldwide phenomenon, everyone from teens to grandmothers using it to catch up with friends and get their news. As Facebook is turning 14 this Sunday, here’s a look back at some of the milestones that helped shape the social media behemoth we know today.

The Facebook History Timeline illustrates important events, achievements, and releases in the history of the social networking platform, from the day the service was launched to its 14-year anniversary.

Released in February 2009, the “Like” button is probably one of the simplest Facebook features, but it’s come to be the one that defines it. This makes it a little surprising that Zuckerberg kept giving it a thumbs down when the concept was proposed, determining the team to consider it a “cursed project.” The idea of an approval button first came to life in 2007 under the form of the “Awesome” button, but it took almost two years until it was finally launched, as the CEO was worried it will overshadow the Comment and Share features.

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Lego History Timeline

Lego History Timeline

This Sunday, the Lego brick turns 60! Children and adults worldwide have played with Lego sets for the past six decades, and the famous toy bricks are still as craved as they’ve always been – and just as feisty as ever despite the ripe age, as you may notice when accidentally stepping on one. The Lego brick hasn’t changed in appearance from the day its well-known design was patented, on January 28, 1958, but it’s certainly come a long way, steadily turning the Lego Group into one of the biggest toymakers in the world. To commemorate the anniversary of the world’s most beloved toy, let’s take a look back at how it all started.

The Lego Timeline illustrates major milestones and achievements in the history of the company, including the year founder Ole Kirk Christiansen started manufacturing toys, the day the modern stud-and-tube design was patented, or the introduction of the minifigure. In 1916, carpenter Ole Christiansen bought a woodworking shop in Billund, Denmark, where he manufactured stepladders and furniture. Faced with a lack of carpentry jobs because of the Great Depression, Ole soon started to produce miniature models of his products, which inspired him to create toys, thinking they were less expensive and could actually sell. Soon, he renamed his company as LEGO, and the rest is history.

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Edgar Allan Poe Timeline

Edgar Allan Poe timeline

Today is the birthday of one of the most beloved and enigmatic writers of the 19th century: Edgar Allan Poe. Born on January 19, 1809, Poe is remembered almost two centuries after his death for his haunting poetry and prose. He invented modern detective fiction, was one of the earliest horror and science fiction writers, and proved to be a cunning hoaxer as well. To celebrate the birthday of America’s favorite dark romantic, we have created a timeline of his life.

The Edgar Allan Poe Timeline illustrates some of the major events in the short and tumultuous life of the writer, from his birth, the day he is adopted by Frances and John Allan, and his first published work (Tamerlane), to the first appearance in print of The Raven and the author’s puzzling death.

While plausibly not a saint, Edgar Allan Poe was nowhere near the decadent image most of us have of him today. His negative reputation comes courtesy of his literary rival, author Rufus Griswold. When Poe died in unexplained circumstances after being found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, Griswold wrote a libelous obituary of him, followed by a calumnious biography containing half-truths, falsehoods and forged evidence that depicted him as a deprived, drug-addled alcoholic. Although the book was denounced as deceitful, it was widely reprinted and it became popularly accepted, in part because it was the only full biography of Poe available and, to some extent, because readers liked the idea of an “evil” poet.

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