George Albert Smith directed the first successful color motion picture “A Visit to the Seaside.” His 8 minute movie featured scenes of Brighton Beach and was filmed with Kinemacolor. This was the first of 21 short films first shown to a paying audience today in 1909 at the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London. Now WE know em

George Albert Smith was born January 4, 1864 in Cripplegate, London. He moved with his family to Brighton, where his mother ran a boarding house on Grand Parade, following the […]

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Charles Hall produced the first sample of man-made aluminum today in 1886 in a woodshed attached to his family home in Oberlin, Ohio. Hall went on to found a company known today as ALCOA. Now WE know em

In 1825, Danish chemist Hans Christian Oersted had become the first to produce tiny amounts of aluminium. Two years later in 1827, German chemist Friedrich Wöhler had developed a different […]

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