1752 Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia
1858 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month
1859 1st Pullman sleeping car in service
1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
1889 German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere
1953 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
1630 The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
1914 NY Post Office Building opens to public
1833 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
1920 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
1930 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
1958 Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor
1981 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America
1939 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut
1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed in Washington, D.C.
1716 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)
1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Sign of Four” (BG)