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Most important moments in the history of Amazon – interactive timeline

The first item ever sold by Amazon was the book Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadter. It was ordered in 1995 by John Wainwright who was one of Amazon’s website beta testers.

If you want to find out more about the history of the world’s largest online retailer, check out this interactive timeline below.

The timeline was created on Timetoast by a user DillPickle. If you’re not familiar with Timetoast, it’s a site, where users can also create their own interactive timelines and charts.

Each timeline can be seen in two ways: as an interactive chart, where events pop out on mouse over (click on the event’s dot and a more detailed information window will appear). You can narrow the time frame by sliding edge buttons at the bottom of the chart.

The other way to look into the data is a simple table view with thumbnail pictures – you’ll have to visit the original site to enable it.

Check out also the interactive timeline of the electronic book.