Friday, 17 August 2012 03:02
- 1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat leaves New York, New York for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
- 1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
- 1908 – Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France.
- 1982 – The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
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