Tag: history

  • Our History

    Friendly Society for a Perpetual Assurance Office, founded in 1706, was the world’s first life insurance company. Individual insurance contracts (i.e., insurance policies not included in loans or other types of contracts) were invented in Genoa in the 14th century, as well as insurance groups supported by land ownership promises. The first known insurance contract […]

  • History Of Photography And Camera

    The first recorded digital image was created in 1975, long before digital cameras were commercially available. A Kodak engineer named Steven Sasson was tasked with creating a digital image. He designed an eight-pound camera with no moving parts that he recorded in digital format and in December 1975 he took the first digitally captured black […]