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Diners Club Card, 1951 - the first credit card.

February 8, 1950 – Payment first made by Diners Club card, in New York, first use of a charge card.

"If you were a somebody in the '60s and '70s, you probably flashed a Diners Club card when picking up the check. You may not see too many people paying with the card today, but it holds an important place in history; it helped launch the massive credit card industry we have today."

Diners Club - For those who have arriveds

1950: The Diners Club is the first independent credit card company in the world. The first credit card charge is made on February 8 by company founders Frank McNamara, Ralph Schneider, and Matty Simmons at Major's Cabin Grill, a restaurant adjacent to their offices in the Empire State Building.