Howard Hughes – The Road To Hearing Loss, Part I

Forty-two years after the first US oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859, a wildcatter known as Captain Anthony Lucas was convinced there was oil beneath the salt domes near Beaumont, Texas.  His 1901 discovery of oil at Spindletop, near Beaumont, Texas, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry.  News of the…

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The Graying of Bell’s Telephone Patent: Part III

Over the past couple of weeks we have seen that the invention of the telephone was not necessarily the brainchild of Alexander Graham Bell.  We have found that there were a number of European and American inventors involved in its development but many either did not have the funds to obtain a patent or were…

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