1797: Charles Newbold patented first cast-iron plow.
1876: Custer's Last Stand.
1900: Walter Reed began the research that beat yellow fever.
1948: U.S. responded to Soviet blockade of Berlin with an airlift.
1949: Walter Baade discovered asteroid Icarus INSIDE orbit of Mercury.
1959: The St Lawrence Seaway opened, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
1968: Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands were returned to Japan by the U.S.
1978: First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1 was launched.
My middle-oldest brother Bob has a blog, and this is where I gleaned/mined/collected the fine gems of history noted above.
Here is Bobby Boy's blog:
Yes, you can use the mnemonic device of Expedia.com, because that might possibly be how my brother picked his blog URL way back when. My brother, he's a funny one.
They all are, all three brothers...