Knights of Labor created Labor Day

The first holiday to honour the working man is Labor Day, observed on the first Monday of September. Continue reading

Industrial Trade Show Held in Paris

Temple d'Industrie in Paris, France held the first industrial trade show on September 17, 1798. Continue reading

American Turtle Was the First War Submarine

The war submarine American Turtle was built by American inventor David Bushnell of Saybrook, CT, USA in 1776. Continue reading

International Postal Congress Held in Switzerland

International postal congress met on September 15, 1874, in Bern, Switzerland attended by 22 state representatives Continue reading

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