1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1917 – October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1918 – Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

1931 – Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

2001 – The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.