Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today in History - 21 May

1964 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)

1955 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset

1941 1st U.S. ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)

1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart, lands

1925 Canadians allow to sell beer

1908 1st horror movie (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago

1846 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in U.S. introduced in New York City

History created 20 May 2009

2009 Iran tests missile with range that can hit Israel

2009 Nominations for UAE Appreciation Award for Science, Arts and Literature Begin

2009 UAE’s Pull-out Could Cripple GCC Monetary Union

2009 ‘Safety in the Heat’ Plan Launched

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