Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today in History - 16 June

1988 In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
1961 Discoverer 25 launched

1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"

1941 1st U.S. federally owned airport opened Washington D.C.

1933 U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created

1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia

1909 1st U.S. airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

1903 Pepsi Cola company forms

1794 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)

632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era

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