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 1722: Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
 
On this Day in History in 1974: World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York at 110 stories.
 
On this Day in History in 1971: Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole.
 
On this Day in History in 1933: The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.