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Airplanes and Rockets:
1792: The Old Farmer's Almanac
was first published. 1844:
Karl Benz, a German mechanical engineer who designed built the world's first practical auto powered by an
internal-combustion engine, was born. 1905: The first U.S. advertisement for a complete radio set, the "Telimco
Wireless Telegraph Outfit," appeared in this day's issue of Scientific American. 1920: The first play-by-play
broadcast of a football game (between the University of Texas and Texas A&M) was aired in College Station, TX.
1948: Cable television was invented by Ed Parsons. 1958:
Charles Kettering, co-founder of Delco Products and inventor of the electric starter and spark plugs for cars,
died. 1973: The maximum speed limit in the U.S. was cut to 55 mph as an energy conservation measure during oil
granted a patent for a "diagnostic X-ray systems," known as CAT scans.