Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today in History - 13 May

1991 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0

1989 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China

1960 1st launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed

1949 1st British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its 1st test flight

1942 Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight

1918 1st U.S. airmail stamps issued (24 cents )

1913 1st 4 engine aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)

1884 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms

1835 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms

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