On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1905: French Dufaux brothers test helicopter.
 
On this Day in History in 1896: Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens).
 
On this Day in History in 1892: George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter.
 
On this Day in History in 1877: Catcher’s mask 1st used in a baseball game.
 
On this Day in History in 1961: Soviet Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became first man to orbit the Earth.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1869: 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented.
 
On this Day in History in 1722: Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards.
 
On this Day in History in 1889: George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time.
 
On this Day in History in 1896: The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.