1601: Danish astronomer
Tycho Brahe died. 1804:
German physicist Wilhelm
Weber, after whom the unit of magnetic flux is named, was born. 1861: The first
transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen Field of
California transmitted a telegram to President Lincoln. 1836: Alonzo Phillips received the
U.S. patent #68 for the phosphorous
friction safety match. 1901:
Annie Edson Taylor made
the first barrel ride over the Niagara Falls. 1910:
Blanche Scott became the first woman to make a solo, public airplane flight,
reaching an altitude of 12 feet at a park in Fort Wayne, IN. 1938: The
Fair Labor Standards Act
established the first minimum wage of 33 cents per hour. 1940: The
40-hour work week went
into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1940: French physicist
who determined the Weiss magneton unit of magnetic moment, died. 1941:
William Noyes, who
was the first chemist hired by the U.S. Bureau of Standards, died. 2003: The
made its final landing at Heathrow airport.
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