October 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1783 - The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).
- 1910 - Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
- 1951 - The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
- 1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
- 2001 - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
- Famous Birthdays: Arch Hoxsey (pioneer aviator), Emeril Lagasse (American chef), Jesse Leonard Greenstein (American astronomer), Peter Doherty (Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate), Roberto Vittori (Italian astronaut)
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