jacob w. davis

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for Immigrants in America (past and present). Without them we would not have: blue jeans (Levi Strauss and Jacob W. Davis), Microsoft Word (Charles Simonyi), Siri (Dag Kittlau), ATMs (Luther George Simjian), Google (Sergey Brin), Hot Dogs (Charles Feltman), basketball (James Naismith), the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), bikes (Pierre Lallement), blenders (Stephen Poplawski), hair dryers (Gabriel Kazanjian), anti-depressants (Klaus Schmiegel), the White House (designed by James Hoban), the song “God Bless America” (Irving Berlin), Football (developed from rugby that British Immigrants brought over in the 19th century) and so much more. Immigrants certainly get the job done.