On this Day in History in 1790: Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor.
On this Day in History in 1861: Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis.
On this Day in History in 1870: Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883.
On this Day in History in 1901: 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes.
On this Day in History in 1512: Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited.
Fun Fact of the Day: Playing the accordion is not easy. You have to expand or compress the bellows. At the same time, you have to press the keys or buttons.
On this Day in History in 1858: Donati’s comet becomes 1st to be photographed.