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.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Aginner
 
Pronunciation: \əˈginə(r)\
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) one who opposes change
2) a person who opposes a plan, proposed legislation, or any drastic change
3) someone who is against something
 
Etymology: 2agin + 2-er; First Known Use: 1905

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1905: In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as ‘Bloody Sunday’.