Saturday, July 4, 2009

Today in History - 03 July

1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

1939 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler

1929 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber

1928 1st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)

1886 1st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine

1886 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

1884 Dow Jones published it's 1st stock avg

1839 1st state normal school in U.S. opens, Lexington, Massachusetts, with 3 students

1819 1st savings bank in U.S. (Bank of Savings in New York City) opens its doors

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