Dr. Lee de Forest
, inventor of the Audion tube, was born. 1886:
, who in 1916 was awarded the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology's (MIT) first Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering, was
born. 1895: Electricity was first transmitted commercially from
the first large-scale utilization of
power. 1929: The first roller coaster built in the U.S.
was used for the first time in the U.S. to send
a radio broadcast. 1950:
, founder of Oldsmobile, died. 1957: The first
made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out. 1974: Aviation
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
died. 1978: Sigmund Jahn blasted
off aboard the
Russian Soyuz 31
and became the first German in space. 1998:
, who discovered the neutrino, died.
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