The first TV toy commercial aired in 1946 for Mr. Potato Head.
Neckties were first worn in Croatia, which is why they were called cravats.
South Carolina is home to the first tea farm in the U.S.
Cleveland, OH is home to the first electric traffic lights.
New Jersey is home to the world's first drive-in movie theater.
Miami installed the first ATM for rollerbladers.
New York was the first state to require cars to have license plates.
The first traffic light was in use in London in 1868, before the advent of cars.
The world's first escalator was built in Coney Island, NY, in 1896.
In 1908, the first lollipop-making machine started in New Haven, CT.