Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31st - This Day in White History

Today in White History:
  • 1897 - Thomas Edison patented the Kinetograph.
  • 1802 - Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1955 - The first solar-powered car was demonstrated by General Motors' William G. Cobb.
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    August 30th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1860 - The first British tramway was inaugurated at Birkenhead.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    August 29th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1869 - The first rack railway, the Mount Washington Cog Railway, opened.
  • 1898 - The Goodyear Tire Company was founded.
  • Monday, August 28, 2017

    August 28th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1833 - The British Empire passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which abolished slavery throughout most of its territories.
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017

    August 27th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1859 - Petroleum was discovered in Pennsylvania. This became the site of the world's first commercially successful oil well.
  • 1894 - US Congress tried to pass an income tax law, but it was found unconstitutional.
  • 1910 - In his laboratory, Thomas Edison demonstrated the first talking pictures by using a phonograph.
  • 1939 - Germany's Heinkel He 178 made its first flight. This was the world's first turbojet-powered aircraft.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017

    August 26th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1789 - The National Constituent Assembly of France approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
  • 1920 - The Nineteenth Amendment of United States Constitution was adopted; this gave women the right to vote.
  • 1939 - The first Major League baseball game was televised.
  • 1957 - The Ford Motor Company's Edsel was unveiled.
  • Friday, August 25, 2017

    August 25th - This Day in White History

    Today in White History:
  • 1981 - The US Voyager 2 got the closest it had ever been to Saturn.
  • 1989 - Voyager 2 sent NASA photographs of Neptune and its moons.
  • 1991 - The long range commercial jet, Airbus A340, made its first flight.