Salvatore Ferrara created the first jawbreaker candies. Ferrara was an immigrant to the United States from Italy. He also founded one of the most successful non-chocolate candy companies, the Ferrara Pan Candy Company.
Ferrara started this company with his two brothers in 1919. After arriving in the United States in 1900, he worked many other jobs before he was able to afford a small pastry shop. There, he made chocolate-covered almonds that became so popular that he started a company to make them. He and his brothers went on to create candies such as Jaw Busters, Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads and Red Hots.Learn More
The history of forks goes back to the time of the Greeks, although it is unknown if a specific individual invented them. Original forks were large with two tines used to carve and serve meat. The tines kept meat from moving around during carving.Full Answer >
Eugene Schueller is credited as the inventor of the first permanent and commercial hair dye in the year 1907. Schueller called the dye Oreal, and his product would later grow into the company known today as L'Oreal.Full Answer >
The American football was not invented by any one person. Rather, the football developed over time as the rules of the game evolved and manufacturing techniques advanced.Full Answer >
The invention of the first mobile phone was on April 3, 1973, and was from Motorola. At the time, the cost of the phone ran at $3,995.Full Answer >