(1883) World’s first overhead wired electricity turns onRoselle, New Jersey is a lot brighter tonight after Thomas Edison’s overhead electrical lines are used to light up the town. This new invention will catch on as the US, and the world, electrify.(1915) First major aerial bombardment targeting civiliansTwo WWI German zeppelins drop bombs over the English coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, resulting in more than 20 deaths. Aerial bombing raids beginning 25 years later, during WWII, will cause hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties in Europe and Asia.The aerial bombing of cities in warfare is an optional element of strategic bombing which was first seen in World War I. The bombing of cities grew to a vast scale in World War II, and is still practiced today. The development of aerial bombardment marked an increased capacity of armed forces to deliver ordnance from the air against combatants, military bases, and factories, with a greatly reduced risk to its ground forces. Civilian and non-combatant casualties in bombed cities have variously been a purposeful result of the bombings, or unavoidable collateral damage depending on intent and technology. A number of multilateral efforts have been made to restrict the use of aerial bombardment so as to protect non-combatants. wiki/Aerial_bombing_of_cities(1937) Aviator Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air recordMillionaire tycoon and intrepid pilot Howard Hughes spends 7 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds flying his H-1 Racer solo between California and New Jersey, setting a new cross-America speed record.Howard Robard Hughes Jr. was an American entrepreneur, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first made a name for himself as a film producer, and then became an influential figure in the aviation industry. Later in life, he became known for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle, oddities that were caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder and chronic pain from a plane crash.
Lived: Dec 24, 1905 – Apr 05, 1976 (age 70) Height: 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) Spouse: Terry Moore (m. 1949 – 1976) · Jean Peters (m. 1957 – 1971) · Ella Rice (m. 1925 – 1929) Founded: Hughes Aircraft Company · Trans World Airlines · Howard Hughes Medical Institute · Summa Corporation · MD Helicopters · The Caddo Company Related movies: The Aviator Buried: Glenwood Cemetery
wiki/Howard_Hughes(1953) Lucy Ricardo has a baby and America tunes inApproximately 44 million viewers (72 percent of US households with TV sets) watch as Lucy Ricardo gives birth to Little Ricky. Just 12 hours before the episode airs, Lucille Ball, real-life expectant mom and star of ‘I Love Lucy,’ had given birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr.3.2.j17