January 19 1915 – The Germans Bomb Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, the First Civilian Targets in History

January 19 1915 – The Germans Bomb Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, the First Civilian Targets in HistoryRate this post Motoring quietly across the North Sea, a pair of Zeppelins run by the German Imperial Navy changed warfare on January 19, 1915: flying over southeastern England, the airships dropped bombs on the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, the first civilian targets in history. Of all the advancements on display during World War I, none would have a greater impact on non-combatants. About a hundred miles west of the coast of the Netherlands, Great Yarmouth sits on a wide expanse of beach in Norfolk. One of the easternmost cities […]

January 19 1883 – First Time Use Of Electric Lighting System

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January 19 1883 – First Time Use Of Electric Lighting System5 (100%) 1 vote On January 19, 1883, the overhead electric lighting system designed by Thomas Edison for Roselle, New Jersey, was used for the first time, making it to be the first city in the world to be lit up by electricity. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan Ohio. Despite his humble beginnings, a love of science and technology led Edison to become one of the most accomplished inventors of the world. By the time he died in 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey, Edison had given the world a number of inventions that […]