Fred Smith founded the cargo delivery company in 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas as Federal Express before moving to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973.
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Founded in 1933 in Tokyo as the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, and its first camera was the Kwanon, named after the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
NASCAR is America’s most popular auto racing series, and its name is an initialism short for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.
Renamed in 1884, Bryant Park is a park in midtown Manhattan named in honour of William Cullen Bryant, a poet and editor the New York Evening Post.
Lego is a portmanteau of the Danish phrase “leg godt”, which means “play well” in English. Founded in 1932, Lego didn’t begin making bricks until 1949.
Founded in 1902 as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, the company is more famous for scientific breakthroughs and new products than mining.
Lufthansa is Germany’s national airline, and is named after “luft”, the German word for air, and the Hanseatic League, an old German trading bloc.
The United name originated in 1929 when William Boeing, yes that Boeing, merged his company with Pratt & Whitney and began buying up airlines across the US.
Delta Air Lines started life in 1923, with began passenger services from around 1928. It is named after the Mississippi delta where it was once based.
With its large population, and big number of regional and international banks, the “big four” banks in the US only control around 39 percent of the country’s deposits. It should also be noted that...