Famous first facts : a record of first happenings, discoveries, and inventions in American history
Book | 2015 | Seventh edition.
Available at Gateway-Elkhorn Campus General Collection (AG 5 K3.15 2015)

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Edition
Seventh edition.
Description
xvii, 1425 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Note
Includes indexes.
Preceded by Famous first facts / Joseph Nathan Kane, Steven Anzovin & Janet Podell. 6th ed. 2006.
Contents
I. Arts and Entertainment -- Amusement Parks -- Art -- Broadcasting: Radio, Television, Cable, Satellite, Streaming -- Cameras & Photography -- Dance -- Literature -- Movies -- Animation -- Technology -- Music -- Musical Instruments --- IOpera -- Songs -- Spectacles -- Theater
II. Business and Industry -- Advertising -- Agriculture -- Business Equipment -- Finance -- Banking -- Loans and Credits -- Stocks and Bonds -- Fishing and Whaling -- Gambling -- Hospitality -- Industrial Equipment -- Industrial Processes -- Metals -- Insurance -- Fire -- Health -- Life -- Packaging -- Paper and Printing -- Technology -- Shipping -- Stores -- Social Media in Business -- Textiles -- Telegraph -- Telephones -- Television -- Technology
III. Daily LIfe -- Birth -- Children -- Cleaning -- Clothing -- Cooking -- Death -- Food -- Grooming and Hygiene -- Health, Medicine, and Remedies -- Holidays -- Houses -- Housewares -- Marriage -- Pets -- Sewing -- Time -- Tools and Hardware -- Writing Implements
IV. Education -- Colleges and Universities -- E-Learning (Digital Media & Online) -- Collegiate Sports -- Elementary and Secondary -- Libraries -- Information Storage -- Medicine -- Military -- Museums -- Reference Works -- Schools
V. Engineering -- Airports & Aviation -- Bridges -- Buildings -- Canals -- Construction -- Dams -- Glass and Ceramics -- Mining and Minerals -- Roads and Highways -- Tunnels
VI. Government and Politics -- Cities -- Congress -- House of Representatives -- Senate -- Courts -- Supreme Court -- Elections -- Presidential -- Federal Goverment -- Foreign Relations -- Nobles and Heads of State -- Law -- Copyright -- Patents -- Money -- Parties -- Presidents -- Cabinet -- First Ladies -- Lives and Deaths -- Mass Media -- Transportation -- Vice Presidents -- Visits -- White House -- States -- Governors -- Legislatures -- Taxation
VII. Media and Communications -- Books -- Faxes -- Maps and Charts -- News -- Ethnic Newspapers -- Illustrations -- Journalists -- Periodicals -- Technology -- Postal Service -- Stamps -- Pulitzer Prizes -- Radio -- Stations -- Technology -- Sound Recording -- Telegraph -- Telephones -- Televisions -- Technology
VIII. Medicine and Health -- Ambulances -- Anesthesia -- Blood and Tissue -- Clinics -- Dentistry -- Epidemics -- Hospitals -- Tuberculosis -- Imaging -- Immunizations -- Laboratories -- Medical Equipment -- Military -- Organizations -- Pharmeceuticals -- Prosthetics -- Publications -- Surgery -- Therapies -- Veterinary
IX. Military and War -- Army -- Officers -- Aviation -- Officers -- Awards -- Coast Guard -- Courts -- Draft -- Marine Corps -- Navy -- Officers -- Veterans -- Wars in the 16th Century -- Wars in the 17th Century -- Wars in the 18th Century -- Wars in the 19th Century -- Wars in the 20th Century -- Weapons and Equipment
X. Nature and Environment -- Animals -- Forests -- Parks
XI. Population and Settlement -- African Americans -- Census
XII. Religion -- Publications
XIII. Science and Technology -- Astronomy -- Discoveries -- Imaging -- Computers -- Earth Sciences -- Electronics -- Electricity -- Fossil Fuels -- Nuclear -- Renewable -- Exploration -- Life Sciences -- Mathematics -- Organizations -- Physical Sciences -- Discoveries -- Publications -- Space -- Astronauts -- Satellites -- Spacecraft
XIV. Society -- Awards -- Crime -- Punishment -- Disabilities -- Drugs and Alcohol -- Labor Movement -- Monuments -- Organizations -- Public Health -- Public Safety -- Firefighting -- Lifesaving -- Police -- Public Services -- Sex and Gender -- Social Sciences
XV. Sports and Recreation -- Amateur -- Baseball -- Basketball -- Boating and Sailing -- Bowling -- Boxing -- Bullfighting -- Car Racing -- Cricket -- Curling -- Cycling -- Dog Racing -- Fencing -- Fishing -- Flying -- Football -- Games -- Golf -- Gymnastics -- Horse Racing -- Hunting -- Ice Hockey -- Ice Skating -- Motorcycling -- Olympic Games -- Pinball -- Polo -- Roller Skating -- Rowing -- Shooting -- Skiing -- Soccer -- Squash -- Swimming -- Tennis -- Track and Field -- Various -- Water Skiing
XVI. Transportation -- Aviation -- Horses -- Motor Vehicles -- Buses -- Cars -- Motorcycles -- Trucks -- Railroads -- Locomotives -- Railroad Cars -- Streetcars -- Subway -- Tracks and Equipment -- Trains -- Ships and Boats -- Military -- Navigation -- Submarines -- Voyages
Summary
For more than half a century, Famous First Facts has earned the accolades of reviewers and a place on library reference shelves nationwide. This new edition of the reference classic is updated and expanded with new entries reflecting the latest developments and discoveries, and newly organized for better access to information. - Amazon
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Preceded by (work): Kane, Joseph Nathan, 1899-2002. Famous first facts.
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