Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ever Wondered Why? And Other TidBits.

Other than the pure excitement and challenge of doing so, have you ever wondered why Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic, non-stop?

Well, in 1926, the son of Bulova watch company's founder offered a prize of $1,000 to the first pilot to succeed in the task. They introduced the new line of Lone Eagle watches the very day after Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927. Those 5,000 watches which were sent to Paris sold out in three days. There were close to 50,000 of the Lone Eagle commemorative watches sold.

That is one fascinating fact regarding the makers of Bulova watch. Another very cool historical fact is that the wonderful device many of us use daily in more modern forms was introduced in 1928, the world's first clock radio.

Who would have thought this company, founded by a 23-year-old Bohemian immigrant named Joseph Bulova in 1875, would have so many firsts in the world regarding time? I would imagine he himself did! Seems great people who accomplish so much live in their vision or at least with the vision always in front guiding them.

So what is YOUR vision?

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