Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today in History - 20 June

1966 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman

1949 Central Intelligence Agency Act, passes

1909 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham and Eleanor Waring)

1895 1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin)

1895 Canal of Smock official opens

1874 1st U.S. Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)

1863 1st bank chartered in U.S., National Bank of Davenport, Iowa

1837 England issues its 1st stamp, 1P Queen Victoria

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