Maya Angelou Timeline

Maya Angelou timeline

Today, American author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou would have been 90. Born in 1928, she became a writer 31 years later, after a variety of prior occupations, including cable car conductor (San Francisco’s first African American woman to do so), dancer, cast member of opera “Porgy and Bess”, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana. Spanning over 50 years, her writing career adds up to seven autobiographies, three volumes of essays, several books of poetry, as well as a list of plays and screenplays.

To honor one of the most influential voices of the past century, we have designed the Maya Angelou Timeline, which chronologically overviews her life and published autobiographies.

During her career as a journalist, Ms. Angelou took her activist role in earnest and became close friends with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, whom she supported in their civil rights endeavors. After Martin Luther King was murdered on her 40th birthday (1968), she experienced a severe depression which, however, was to fuel her spirit and creative genius. It was a year later that she published her first autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, which narrated her life up to the age of 17 and publicly addressed themes such as racism, family and identity. With the publication of this memoir, she challenged the common structure of this literary genre and gained international recognition and acclaim as an advocate of black culture.

She continued to write articles, short stories, poems, TV scripts and documentaries until her death in 2014 and served as a Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, despite having no bachelor’s degree.

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Apple Inc Timeline

Apple Timeline

This Sunday, on the 1st of April, multinational technology giant Apple Inc. celebrates 42 years of existence. Initially targeting the computer hardware and software market, the enterprise was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne with the purpose of developing and selling Apple I, Wozniak’s personal computer model. Gradually expanding its range of products to consumer electronics and online services, it took the pioneering venture less than half a century to become the world’s largest IT company by revenue and the second largest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung.

To wish happy anniversary to the creators of game-changing devices like the Mac, iPhone and iPod, lets retrace the major milestones of their journey since establishment till present.

The Apple Inc. Timeline overviews the important events in the history of the business, including releases of their main products and services. The identity behind one of the world’s most profitable brands emerged in the garage of Steve Jobs’ childhood home, after he came up with the idea of selling Steve Wozniak’s hand-built computer Apple 1. To finance the creation of the device, Jobs sold his VW Kombi van and Wozniak his HP-65 calculator. The prototype was released on the 11th of April 1976, demonstrated 4 months later at the Homebrew Computer Club, and sold at the introductory price of $666 (the equivalent of $2,867 in 2017).

Four years after its foundation, Apple Computer Inc. went public at $22 per share, which generated the greatest capital that any IPO had done since Ford Motor Company in 1956, making 300 people millionaires overnight. Throughout its activity, the company has seen numerous executive job shuffles, with all three co-founders leaving the board in the early stages and only Jobs to return in 1997 and oversee the rebuilding and consolidation of Apple’s status.

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Harry Houdini Timeline

Harry Houdini timeline

This Saturday marks the 144th birthday of Harry Houdini, the world-famous escape artist whose sensational stunts made his audience wait for the denouement with bated breath. Despite the long way that his posthumous fellow magicians have covered in terms of performance intricacy and special effects, Mr. Houdini is still regarded as one of the greatest illusionists of all time. To bring an homage to the legacy of the one dubbed The Handcuff King by his contemporaries, we give you The Harry Houdini Timeline, which summarizes his life and most notable acts.

Born in Hungary as Erik Weisz, he moved with his family to the US and made his public debut as a trapeze artist at the tender age of 9, calling himself ‘Ehric, the Prince of the Air’. It was in 1894 that he began his career as a magician and renamed himself Harry Houdini, after the French illusionist J.E. Robert-Houdin, whom he admired. Initially revolving around card tricks, his shows had little success, so he introduced feats of escape involving handcuffs, which soon drew manager Martin Beck’s attention and ultimately brought his big break. From then on, his rise to stardom was meteoric, reaching its pinnacle in 1912, when he inaugurated the Chinese Water Torture Cell. The performance enthralled the crowds so much that it stayed a recurring act until his death in 1926.

Expanding his repertoire with increasingly dangerous escape challenges, Houdini quickly sued anyone who imitated his stunts. He also indulged in other passions such as aviation, setting out to be the first to fly a plane over Australia in 1910. However, it is said that he was beaten to the draw just a few months earlier by Capt. Colin Defries.

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Stephen Hawking Timeline

Stephen Hawking timeline

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and author who came to symbolize the triumph of mind over matter, died yesterday morning at his home in Cambridge. The scientist was considered a leading voice in physics and cosmology, not only due to his extensive work on the nature of the universe, but also for his efforts – and success – in popularizing science around the world. To honor one of the most brilliant minds of our times, we have created a timeline of Hawking’s life and work.

The Stephen Hawking Timeline illustrates important events and achievements in the life of the physicist, including some of his major publications. His renowned book, A Brief History of Time, was written to help “non-scientists” get a wider understanding of physics and our universe. As Hawking himself noted in the book’s acknowledgments, he had been warned that, for each equation included in the text, his readership would be halved. Therefore – with some difficulty - the author dropped all equations but one: E = mc2. When published in 1988, A Brief History of Time quickly rose to the top of bestseller lists and remained there for months.

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Pink Floyd Timeline

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This Saturday marked two important events in the history of psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. First of all, 51 years ago on March 10, the band launched their debut single, Arnold Layne, which peaked at number 20 in the UK despite having been banned by multiple radio stations. Moreover, according to Pink Floyd’s official website, March 10 (1973) is also the day the iconic album The Dark Side of the Moon was released, gaining the band their first No.1 chart placing and remaining on the chart for 741 consecutive weeks.

To wish Pink Floyd a happy anniversary for both occasions, let’s take a look back at their internationally-acclaimed work.

The Pink Floyd Timeline provides a chronological overview of the band’s major album releases, including studio and live albums as well as a few compilations. Although there seems to be some dispute regarding the exact release date of The Dark Side of the Moon, what is certain is that it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles made most of their recordings. In fact, at the end of Eclipse, the final song on Pink Floyd’s best-selling album, a faintly audible orchestral section of the Beatles’ Ticket to Ride can be heard. It is believed that this was unintentional and that the Beatles song was playing in the background when Eclipse’s closing snippet was recorded.

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