Monday, July 15, 2013

12 Innovations From The 1950s That We Still Use Today

While we tend to associate the ’50s with sock hops, Elvis, and the Golden Age of Television, it also happened to be a decade that greatly improved our lives.  

1. Credit cards (1950)

Credit cards (1950)  

Diner’s Club introduced the first credit card in 1950.

2. Diet Soda (1952)

Diet Soda (1952)  

The first diet soda, No-Cal, was introduced by the Kirsch Bottling in 1952. Its inventors Hyman and Morris Kirsch created the sugar-free soda for hospitalized diabetic patients at the Jewish Sanitarium for Chronic Disease (now known as Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center).

In 1958, Royal Crown Cola introduced the second sugar-free soda, Diet Rite.

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