Ed White, the first American Astronaut to perform a space walk, was born today in 1930. #NowWEknowem

Ed White, the first American Astronaut to perform a space walk, was born today in 1930. #NowWEknowem

  Edward Higgins “Ed” White was born November 14, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation from West Point in 1952 Ed chose a commission…

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Gemini 12, the final NASA Project Gemini manned spaceflight, was launched today in 1966. #NowWEknowem

Gemini 12, the final NASA Project Gemini manned spaceflight, was launched today in 1966. #NowWEknowem

  Gemini 12 was Command Pilot James “Jim” Lovell’s second mission into space after his December 1965 Gemini 7 mission. Gemini 12 was Pilot Edwin…

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The first customer direct dialed phone call was placed by Englewood, New Jersey Mayor M. Leslie Denning today in 1951. #NowWEknowem

The first customer direct dialed phone call was placed by Englewood, New Jersey Mayor M. Leslie Denning today in 1951. #NowWEknowem

  AT&T devised the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) in 1951, its new system of ‘Numbering Plan Areas’ (NPA), which utilized for the first time…

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Pilot Philip Orin Parmelee delivered the first “air freight” cargo of silk today in 1910. #NowWEknowem

Pilot Philip Orin Parmelee delivered the first “air freight” cargo of silk today in 1910. #NowWEknowem

    Philip Orin Parmelee learned how to fly at the Wright Brothers Flying School in 1910. Soon after he joined the Wright Exhibition Team…

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Parker Brothers bought Elizabeth Magie-Phillips’ rights to the game Monopoly for $500 today in 1935. #NowWEknowem

Parker Brothers bought Elizabeth Magie-Phillips’ rights to the game Monopoly for $500 today in 1935. #NowWEknowem

  Elizabeth “Lizzie” J. Magie-Phillips was born in Canton, Illinois sometime during 1866. Lizzie somehow ended up in Arden, Delaware around 1900. Soon she had…

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The World War I Allied forces of Britain, France, and Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire today in 1914. #NowWEknowem

The World War I Allied forces of Britain, France, and Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire today in 1914. #NowWEknowem

    When World War I broke out it was fought between the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary against the Allied Powers of France,…

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