Did you know a 49er started Macy Department Store.
In 1849 Rowland Hussey Macy went to California as part of the gold rush from the east coast.
When he arrived on the west coast instead of pursuing gold, he and two partners opened Macy & Company in Marysville, California, which at the time was one of the biggest gold rush cities because of its location where the Feather and Yuba Rivers join together. Macy moved back to the east coast in 1858, where in New York City he opened the small eleven foot store front which has grown to the grand department store we know today.
Who would have imagined the name of a Christian Viking King born in 940 A.D. would have been so popular today.
Daily, his name is spoken all over the world by men and women, old and young, the wealthy and the poor and of all races. The funny thing about this, almost all do not even know it!
When Ericsson, Intel and Nokia created a Special Interest group (SIG) to unite their companies to advance a single technology, they needed a code name. Intel’s Jim Kerdach came up with the name. Since he was a history buff he remembered a king who had united Denmark and Norway. Since three large companies where uniting to work on one project it only seemed right to apply the kings name to their technology.
The kings name was Harold Bluetooth. The logo is designed by combining the Nordic symbols of the first letter of the kings first and last name.