1835- The first building is constructed in Yerba Buena (now known as San Francisco).
This Day in History
2002- Africa’s worst train accident- the Igandu Train Disaster occurs, killing 281 in Tanzania.
1998- Construction begins for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
1870- America’s first Boardwalk is invented
1675- Construction started on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England.
1954- the Danube Bridge, a steel truss bridge, opens connecting Bulgaria and Romania.
1896- the Leadville Miners’ strike begins, imploring silver mine owners to pay workers more than $3.00 a day.
1928- Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.
1837- Charles Goodyear is granted his first rubber patent.
2016- A train at London’s Paddington Station derails when it fails to stop at a red signal.