1888- Ernst Heinkel, founder of the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company, is born.
This Day in History
1888- Natural gas is discovered in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada.
2015- Fabrizio de Mirandra, one of the designers of the Rande Bridge in Spain, dies.
2001- A gas explosion at a coal mine in Ukraine results in the death of 9 miners.
1955- Construction begins on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, a bascule bridge in Louisiana, U.S.A.
1883- The first overhead wire electrical system is turned on in New Jersey.
1977- Australia’s worst rail accident occurs: a commuter train derails in the Granville Suburb of Sydney: 83 people die, 210 are injured.
2004- Ground breaks for the construction of Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis, Missouri.
1868- The refrigerator car is patented by American fish dealer, William Davis.
1914- An assembly line for the first car, the Model T, is introduced by Henry Ford.