Friday, May 1, 2009

Today in History - 1 May

1964 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)

1963 1st American, James Whittaker, conquers Mount Everest

1962 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara at Ecker Algeria

1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat and Maharashtra states

1947 Radar for commercial and private planes 1st demonstrated

1939 Batman comics hit street

1935 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated

1927 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)

1873 1st U.S. postal card issued

1867 Howard University chartered

1866 American Equal Rights Association forms

1840 1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued

1751 1st American cricket match is played

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