1898 – 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake

1930 – 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

1931 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1942 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world (“Pacific Clipper”).

1986 – British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the ‘Westland affair’

1987 – Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy