On This Day In History, Shuttle Endeavour Landed After Maiden Voyage

May 16th

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 4:14pm

1866 – The U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted.

1888 - The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner.

1929 - The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.

1939 - The Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia for the first baseball game to be played under the lights in the American League.

1963 - After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, ending Project Mercury.

1975 - Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1985 - Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.

1992 - The Endeavour space shuttle landed safely after its maiden voyage.

2005 - Sony Corp. unveiled three styles of its new PlayStation 3 video game machine.


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