On October 22nd, 1981 PATCO was decertified from its right to represent workers by the Federal Labor Relations Authority. This came as a result of a short-lived strike beginning on August 3rd of the same year and ending August 5th. The strike was found to be a violation of a law concerning civil service employees. The… »
In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jersey.
In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin (gahr-nayr-AN') made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris.
In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected…»
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is celebrating its 55th anniversary today. The museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of his last design projects, and in 2013 boasted an incredible 1.2 million visitors. Wright envisioned the building as, "...the building and the painting an uninterrupted, beautiful… »
In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," was christened in Boston's harbor.
In 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light…»