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Monday, January 7, 2013

Did You Know?


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.

1931Guy 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.