Clevelanders have always been at the forefront of industry and innovation. Charles F. Brush brought us the first electric streetlight and streetcar in 1879. Inventor Garrett Morgan added the first gas mask in 1914 and the first traffic signal in 1923. Not to mention, Glenville residents Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the world’s first superhero when Superman debuted in 1933’s “Action Comics” #1.
There are so many CLE contributions out there, here’s just a few more fun facts about our famous firsts.