1783: The first successful untethered manned flight was made
hot air balloon. 1877: Thomas
Edison announced the invention of his
Rebecca Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to
serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. 1935: A Pan American Airways
China Clipper made the first commercial aircraft crossing of
the Pacific. 1938:
in Cleveland, OH, became first school-operated radio station. 1938:
Construction of the
Washington National Airport (renamed Reagan National) began.
Alaska-Canadian Highway (Alcan Highway) across Canada was formally
opened. 1969: The first
ARPANET link was established between the University of California,
Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. 1985: Former U.S.
Navy intelligence analyst
Jay Pollard was arrested and accused of spying for Israel. 1995:
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 5,000 for the
first time. 2006:
Google stocks hit the $500 mark.