In case you’re unaware, February 19 has been quite good to us . . .
It was February 19 (1856) that a certain professor of natural philosophy and astronomy by the name of Hamilton Smith patented the tintype camera. The tintype camera would go on to capture families and loved ones, document carnivals and history – like the U.S. Civil War and the wild, Wild West.
February 19 (1878) Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, which allowed recorded sound to be played back . . . and paved the way for the likes of gramophones and record players.
And February 19 (1985) the Coca-Cola Company introduced Cherry Coke. Granted, for decades you could mosey on up to a soda fountain counter and order a cherry Coke. But there was something about getting that sweet flavor in a can. Also, their tagline: “Cherry Coke is slightly wild. It’s fun.” (What can I say? The eighties were slightly weird.)
Needless to say, I hope the coming days are monumental in their own right. I hope they give you many a reason to snap photos; to listen to your favorite music and dance; to sip your favorite beverage, hang out with friends, and have yourself some fun.
Happy weekend, my friends!