Cable Car Day is an annual observance celebrated on January 17th of every year. It is a special day for the cable cars that is been in existence for several years back. A cable car is any form of transportation that relies on cables to pull the vehicles. It celebrates the anniversary of the first patent in relation to cable cars. It is also a Day that honors the hard work of a British-born US resident Andrew Smith Hallidie who was responsible for obtaining the patent.
“Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.” – Emily Greene Balch
History of Cable Car Day
The history, origin, and the year from when this day was celebrated. There is no mention of the founder of this celebration Day. It might be someone who loves to travel via cable car, which would have created such a Day in the calendar. However, this date is officially chosen as it was the very date in 1871, in which the first cable car railway patent was obtained by Andrew Smith Hallidie. It was Hallidie who had invented the car once after seeing the horse-drawn streetcar that had slipped and fallen on the steep Jackson roadways in San Francisco. Hallidie had set up the world’s first cable car railroad on Clay Street only after two years of receiving his patent.
Other Celebrations on January 17
January 17 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Get to know about the Cable Car, its history, and its development. If you could go by car, then this is the perfect time to travel to the places through this way of transportation. Make your children go and enjoy a trip in the car to make this Day as a memorable event. Share your celebrations and pictures on social media using the hashtag #CableCarDay.
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