The P90X Workout is a very popular fitness program that was developed by exercise instructor Tony Horton. During the early part of his career, Horton had created numerous workout programs. Then, over time, he developed what would be the P90X Workout, which is still one of the hottest fitness programs around.
Have you ever wondered where insurance actually came from? Who were the first people to be insured – and why? Insurance is one of those things we tend to take for granted. It just seems to have always been there. The history of insurance is an interesting one, but the basic idea has always been the same. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes insurance as, “coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril.” So the basis of insurance is “guarantee against loss”.
Xerox – a household word, right? A word synonymous with printers, photocopiers, fax machines, and a myriad of other office equipment. Here, we’ll be focusing on the printer aspect of their business. Everybody’s heard of Xerox printers, but does anybody know when the printer was invented? That’s what we’re going to tell you about here. We’re going to give you a simple education on the history of printers. Let’s see what develops.
Perfect reproduction – the goal of all photocopiers. And they do a very good job of it, too. But it wasn’t always that way. When they were first invented, the copies were very poor quality – they’d be thrown in the garbage today. But it all had to start somewhere. And it started with one man who had a passion for new ideas. The history of photocopiers wouldn’t be complete without some history of this man.
The history of the player piano goes back to 1895. These unique instruments are designed to play music without a live player. Instead of a musician sitting at the keyboard, the player piano is manipulated by a mechanized device that compresses the keys, which allows for the playing of music.
If history is the result of one person being in the right place at the right time, then we can say that the history of infrared technology belongs to Sir William Herschel (1738-1822). Herschel, who was a German-born British astronomer, immigrated to England at the age of nineteen. In England, he made numerous discoveries, including one that saw light where others had simply seen darkness.
Beer has been around a mighty long time. Its origins go back to the 6th century BCE. That means that people were drinking beer in Ancient Iraq and other such places over 2,500 years ago. Since that time, the golden ale has managed to attract numerous myths and to work its way into mythology. Here’s a look at five major myths and five connections to mythology that are a part of the history of beer.
One way to look at the history of cameras is to consider the types of photographs that have been taken over the years. Although we now take photography for granted, in the mid-19th through to the mid-20th centuries having a photo taken was often reserved for special occasions.
Since 1913, Home Gallery Stores has been in the business of manufacturing the highest quality furniture and accent pieces for homes across the country. This is nearly a century of selling products with quality and exceptional customer service; very few companies can boast such a reputable and respected history. Home Gallery Stores treats their customers so well that generations have made it a tradition of shopping there for years. It's hard to not trust a company where your parents, grandparents and possibly even your great grandparents shopped!
In the history of pianos, Bartolomeo Cristofori, who was the Keeper of the Instruments for Ferdinando de’ Medici, the Grand Prince of Tuscany, holds a special place. He invented the modern piano around 1698.