The name of the first airplane flown at Kitty Hawk by the Wright Brothers, on December 17, 1903, was Bird of Prey.
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. It was adopted as the international signal for distress in 1912, and the Titanic struck the iceberg in April of that year.
The worldwide “Spanish Flu” epidemic which broke out in 1918 killed more than 30 million people in less than a year’s time.
The first country to abolish capital punishment was Austria in 1787.
The first modern Olympiad was held in Athens in 1896. 484 contestants from 13 nations participated.
The Republic of Israel was established April 23, 1948.
The supersonic Concorde jet made its first trial flight on January 1, 1969.
Yellowstone is the world’s 1st national park. It was dedicated in 1872.
The shortest war on record, between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted just 38 minutes.
The 1st nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1954, made her maiden voyage on Jan. 17, 1955.
Bock’s Car was the name of the B-29 Bomber that dropped the Atom Bomb on Nagasaki.
Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.