May 24

This Day in History

1883

Brooklyn Bridge opens

After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is finally completed, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time. Designed by the late John … (more...)

1838

David Jones Opens

Australia has only a comparatively short retailing history, so it perhaps comes as a surprise to discover that one of our commercial entities is more than 175 years old – and still trades t … (more...)

1686

Fahrenheit Is Born

German physicist, engineer, and glassblower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, best known for inventing the alcohol and mercury thermometers and for developing a temperature scale now named after him, was … (more...)