|Pearl Street, NYC, first U.S. power plant.|
1888 - In Rochester, NY George Eastman received a patent for his new, easy-to-use camera, the Kodak, a name he invented to make it unique.
1998 - Google was first incorporated, the creation of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford. Their search engine was better than the ones that counted appearances on a Web page; their metric was harder to fake - it counted how many times each relevant Web site was linked to from other relevant Web sites. This idea, via targeted advertising, has produced revenues of $5.52 billion in the second quarter of 2014.