Friday, May 22, 2009

Today in History - 22 May

1992 India launches its Agni rocket

1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth

1961 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens

1947 1st U.S. ballistic missile fired

1943 1st jet fighter is tested

1891 1st motion picture shown to National Federation of Women's Clubs

1843 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

1803 1st public library opens (Connecticut)

1761 1st life insurance policy in U.S., issued in Philadelphia

1570 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published

History created - 21 May

2009 UAE Vision N-powered as Obama Okays Pact

2009 UAE’s Maiden Satellite on Course for 2010 Launch

2009 UAE’s Maiden Satellite on Course for 2010 Launch

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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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