Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today in History - 25 June

1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours

1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from New York City to 4 cities

1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service

1947 Tennis shoe introduced

1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)

1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio

1864 Horse tramway at the Hague, opens

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