AT A GLANCE

1778 British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii).

1865 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is published in America.

1916 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declared: “The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched.”

1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt.

1948 First polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years.

1952 First modern 3-D movie Bwana Devil premieres in Hollywood.

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