On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1883: “Buffalo Bill” Cody puts on his 1st Wild West Show.
 
On this Day in History in 1006: Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
 
On this Day in History in 1969: Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1855: 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
 
On this Day in History in 1932: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1803: Meteorites fall in L’Aigle, France.

On this Day in History in 1859: Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity – 1st time this defense used successfully in the US.

On this Day in History in 1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 295: 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1702: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1902: Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1853: 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km).
 
On this Day in History in 1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1924: Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the first “Crossword Puzzle Book.”

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1704: 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell, The Boston News-Letter.
 
On this Day in History in 1920: American Professional Football Association forms (NFL).
 
On this Day in History in 1875: The game “snooker” was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1903: Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC).
 
On this Day in History on 1434: The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1611: The word “telescope” is 1st used by Prince Federico Cesi.

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.

Riddle of the Day

Yesterday’s Riddle Answer: Stable.
 
Riddle of the Day: My 1st brother studies aerodynamics, my 2nd brother builds different engines. My 3rd brother is an illustrator, and my fourth, as wise as an owl. About me? I am unanimous to whatever you say! Find us all!

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 837: Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1710: The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
 
On this Day in History in 1930: The first synthetic rubber was produced.