Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today in History - 20 May

1992 India launches its 1st satellite independently

1979 1st western pop star to tour U.S.S.R.-Elton John

1948 1st use of Israeli Air Force and 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army

1942 U.S. Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve

1939 Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger and air mail service

1939 1st regular transatlantic airmail (New York to Marsseille France)

1918 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico)

1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)

1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, New York City)

1875 International Bureau of Weights and Measures forms by treaty

1845 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii

History created - 19 May

2009 Dubai RTA launches e-Bus cards

2009 UAE Advisory Body Approves Deposit Guarantee Law

2009 New Palestinian government sworn in

2009 India Test-fires N-capable Agni II Missile

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Hope you all enjoy reading in brief what happened this day in history. Looking at each of those events, allow us to travel back many years and imagine what was done then and how far we travelled till this date. Thank you in advance to receive your comments, if any.


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