1868- The refrigerator car is patented by American fish dealer, William Davis.
This Day in History
1914- An assembly line for the first car, the Model T, is introduced by Henry Ford.
1953- A gas explosion at a coal mine in Ghislenghein, Belgium results in the death of 14.
1822- Designer of the internal combustion engine, Etienne Lenoir, is born in Luxembourg.
1986- the Gateway Bridge in Australia opens over the Brisbane River.
1863- London Underground began operation
1960- Construction begins on the Aswan Dam in Egypt across the Nile River.
1825- The American who popularized the concept of interchangeable parts, Eli Whitney, was born.
1902- The Toronto Mining Exchanges Ltd. Becomes the Standard Stock and Mining Exchange Ltd.
1941- Construction begins on the US battleship, the USS Missouri (BB-63)