Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today in History - 12 July

1977 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise

1962 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (U.S.S.R.)

1957 1st President to fly in helicopter - Dwight Eisenhower

1957 U.S. Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer

1948 1st jets to fly across Atlantic, 6 RAF de Havilland Vampires

1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

1928 1st televised tennis match

1912 1st foreign feature film exhibited in U.S. - "Queen Elizabeth" - New York

1859 Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts

1817 1st flower show held, Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland

1785 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands

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Hope you all enjoy reading in brief what happened this day in history. Looking at each of those events, allow us to travel back many years and imagine what was done then and how far we travelled till this date. Thank you in advance to receive your comments, if any.


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