David Carl Schilling

David Carl Schilling (December 15, 1918 – August 14, 1956) was a U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace credited with 22½ confirmed claims, and leading advocate of long-range jet fighter operations. Kansas' Schilling Air Force Base was named in his memory. Continue reading

Schilling Flew First Transatlantic Jet Flight from England

Colonel David Carl Schilling, commanding officer of the U.S. 31st Escort Wing made a nonstop transatlantic jet flight Continue reading

Two Americans Invented the First Laser

Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow, physicists from New York, NY USA invented the laser in 1951. Continue reading

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University, in Oxford, England was the first public museum of art, archeology, and natural history. Continue reading

President of Tajikistan Elected

Following Tajikistan declaring its independence on September 9, 1991 pro-Communist leader Rahmon Nabiyev took office as president. Continue reading

First Airplane Accident in Virginia

The first airplane accident occurred on September 17, 1908, at Fort Myer, Arlington Heights, VA, USA Continue reading

Wilbur Wright Performs Aerial Turns

Wilbur Wright performed aerial turns in an airplane on September 20, 1904 at Kitty Hawk, NC, USA. Continue reading

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Continue reading

Liverpool Offers Steam Railway Service

Liverpool Manchester Railway offers an all-steam railway service Continue reading

Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney (/ˈdɪzni/; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. Continue reading