Today in 1865, the first underground pipeline for carrying oil –the Van Syckel Pipeline– was laid in Pennsylvania.
Today in1915,Woodrow Wilson became the first US President to attend a World Series game. It was Game Two in the Boston Red Sox/Philadelphia Phillies matchup – and President Wilson threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Today in 1935, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California. Amelia Earhart made the first non-stop transcontinental flight two years later.
Today in 1936, the first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
Today in 1941,President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved our nation’s atomic program– it was the beginning of the Manhattan project.
Today in 1946, the first electric blanket was patented.
Today in 1986, the Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him the fifth federal officialto ever be removed from office through impeachment. His crime? Tax Fraud.
Today in1986,"The Late Show with Joan Rivers"premiered on FOX– marking the first time a woman hosted a late-night TV talk show in the US.
Today in 1999,in boxing's first sanctioned battle of the sexes, Margaret MacGregor defeated Loi Chow –winning all four rounds on all three judges' cards in a promotion held in Seattle.
Today in 2000, Brett Hull (Dallas Stars)scored his 611thNHL goal. The goal allowed him to pass his father, Bobby Hull, on the all time scoring list bringing him to number 9.
Today in 2006,North Korea allegedly tested its first nuclear device.
Today in 2012,women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai was shot three times by a Taliban gunmanas the then-15-year old tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan.