Monday, June 15, 2009

Today in History - 15 June

1992 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years

1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213

1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds

1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)

1954 Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factory nationalized

1924 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1919 1st nonstop Atlantic flight, Alcock and Brown, lands in Ireland

1916 Boys Scouts of America forms

1915 U.S. government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo

1908 World congress for Woman's rights opens in Amsterdam

1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed,
9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed

1878 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done
to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground

1876 Tsunami's after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000

1860 1st White settlement in Idaho, Franklin

1857 San Francisco Water Works organized

1785 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident

1762 Austria uses 1st paper currency

1752 Ben Franklin's performs his kite-flying experiment

1664 New Jersey established

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