On This Day – 5 August

Posted on: Mon 5 Aug 2019

On this day…

In 1891 the world’s first traveller’s cheques are issued by American Express overtaking traditional letters of credit.

In 1914 the world’s first electric traffic signal is installed in Cleveland, Ohio, to chaotic consequences.

In 1974 the iconic The Runaways are formed as a trio, featuring original member, Joan Jett.



Produced by: Zoe Kounadis

Image Source: Flickr


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