Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today in History - 24 May

1976 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington D.C.)

1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed

1959 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania

1954 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

1954 German airline Lufthansa forms

1931 1st air-conditioned train installed-B&O Railroad

1930 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)

1830 1st passenger rail service in U.S. (Baltimore and Elliots Mill, Maryland)

History created - 23 May

2009 First Centre Dedicated to Calligraphy Opens in Dubai

2009 Sharjah Goes for New Taxi Dispatch System

2009 Dana Gas makes a new gas discovery in the Nile Delta

2009 Former South Korean leader Roh Moo-hyun leaps to death over scandal

2009 German President Horst Koehler re-elected as German president

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