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Top Business Events That Have Ever Occurred

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Events in business that changed the business world

Rated 4 points - posted 9 years ago by arollison in category Other.
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Ford introduces the assembly line - 1913 Report Abuse
I am not sure construction of automobiles would be what they are today if it were not for Ford. He was an innovating factor in how the assembly lines of automobile makers work today.
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The Great Crash of 1929 Report Abuse
When the stock market crashed, it changed us forever. First and foremost by effecting the lives of those trying to make a decent living during that time. It broke up families who could not afford to stay together and changed the way that we grew as a nation.
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The first Wal-Mart opens - 1962 Report Abuse
Walmart is one of the largest retail stores ever. We either shop there ourselves or know someone who does. Walmart created an empire of discount stores and its legacy continues to grow.
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Bank of America launches the first credit card - September 1958 Report Abuse
Although I am not sure if our current credit crisis would be like this today if this event never happened, I do know that this event has eased the lives of many and offered opportunities to some that would not have had them if it were not for the credit card.
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Hewlett and Packard put Silicon in the Valley - 1939 Report Abuse
Technology would not be as advanced as it is today if it were not for this business event. The way that technology has grown over the years since 1939 is directly related to this event.
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Coca-Cola becomes a global brand Report Abuse
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The first U.S. supermarket, King Kullen, opens - Aug. 4, 1930 Report Abuse
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The Civil Rights Act - 1964 Report Abuse
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The first Japanese car, a Toyota, is sold in the U.S -1957 Report Abuse
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Cohen and Boyer pioneer recombinant DNA techniques - 1973 Report Abuse
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Federal Express begins operations - April 1973 Report Abuse
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Hoover Dam is completed - March 1, 1936 Report Abuse
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The OPEC oil shock - 1973-74 Report Abuse
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The Supreme Court allows gene patenting - 1980 Report Abuse
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Kroc buys McDonald's - 1961 Report Abuse
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Netscape goes public - Aug. 9, 1995 Report Abuse
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New York's WEAF broadcasts the first radio ad - 1922 Report Abuse
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AT&T is dismantled - Jan. 1, 1984 Report Abuse
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President Johnson signs Medicare into law - July 30, 1965 Report Abuse
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The first commercial television broadcast - April 20, 1939 Report Abuse
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