THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1785 - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois)
1944 - Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1948 - US president Harry Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
1992 - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
1817 - 2nd Bank of US opens
The James Weldon Johnson Collection opens at Yale
January 7, 1950
Marion Anderson becomes the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera.
1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.1931 – Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast
Our History is important to our future so thank you for taking the time to have a moment in History with SunShyne B.