1785 - 1st manned balloon flight in Ireland.
1825 - Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans.
1840 - Antartica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition US claim.
1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede.
1883 - 1st electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins at Roselle, NJ.
1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota.
1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US and England.
1903 - New Bicycle race "Tour de France" announced.
1915 - Neon tubes sign patented by George Claude.
1919 - Tidal wave of molasses 15m high x 25m wide kills dozens, Boston.
1922 - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.
1938 - General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines.
1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record - 4.4 sec.
1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants.
1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market.
1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist.
1971 - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial.
1986 - Cerebral Palsy Telethon.
1991 - 48th Golden Globes - Dances with Wolves.
2006 - The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the 1st mission to Pluto.
Now, go make some history!!