Did you know Ernie built his first home in 1974? Ernie White Construction has proven to stand the test of time! A lot has happened the last forty-two years. Here is our Top Ten List of major events and inventions that have marked history since Ernie’s first taste of building a masterful home!
10. 1975 - Computerized supermarket checkouts appear for the first time.
9. 1975 - The breakaway basketball rim was invented, allowing the rim to break away and snap back into place after a player dunked the basketball.
8. 1975 - Former Teamster leader, Jimmy Hoffa, disappears, never to be seen again.
7. 1978 - The patent for the first microwaveable popcorn bag was submitted.
6. 1978 - The first GPS was invented.
5. 1979 - The Sony Walkman and other portable music players became commercially available.
4. 1981 - The creation of the Space Shuttle.
3. 1981 - Control - Alt - Delete was invented by IBM.
2. 1984 - The first LCD Projector was invented.
1. 1984 - The first commercially available cell phone, the DynaTAC 8000X, was invented by Motorola.