THIS DAY IN HISTORY

JANUARY 12th

 

1866– The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London

1822– Thomas Edison’s central station on Holborn Viaduct In london began operation

1904– Henry Ford set a new land speed record when reached 91.37 miles per hour.

1908– A wireless message was sent long- distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower                in Paris

1986– Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first HISPANIC- AMERICAN IN SPACE, DR FRANKLIN R CHANG-DIAZ

2005– NASA launched”Deep Impact”. The spacecraft was planned to impact on Comet Tempel 1 after a six-month, 268 million-mile journey.

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