January 4 1847 – Arms Manufacturer Samuel Colt Sells Revolvers to the Texas Rangers

January 4 1847 – Arms Manufacturer Samuel Colt Sells Revolvers to the Texas RangersRate this post The romance of the American West is built in large part on the idea of lawmen and outlaws riding across the frontier with six-shooters blazing — countless books and movies have glamorized pistol-wielding men in the decades since. Without Samuel Colt’s first major sale to the Texas Rangers on January 4, 1847, however, the legends of Billy the Kid and Jesse James might never have come to pass. Growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, Colt became fascinated with the power of gunpowder as a youth after reading about the explosive black substance and learning of […]

January 4 2010 – Burj Khalifa, The World’s Tallest Building, Is Opened

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January 4 2010 – Burj Khalifa, The World’s Tallest Building, Is OpenedRate this post On January 4, 2010, amidst a splendid fireworks display, the Burj Dubai – the tallest building in the world – was officially opened by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Burj Dubai, was later renamed Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa is about 2,722 feet (829.8 meters) tall. With its inauguration, the Burj Khalifa ousted the Taipei 101, a 1,671 feet (509.2 meter) tower as the tallest building in the world – a record held by Taipei 101 since 2004. The building is now part of the 490-acre Downtown Dubai area and is located […]