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 embargo. 1975:
Robert Ledley granted a patent for a "diagnostic X-ray systems,"
known as CAT scans.