Amelia Earhart Prepares to Leave Burbank, California, 21-05-1937.

Day 2 of Amelia Earhart’s second attempt to fly around the world aboard her Lockheed Electra 10E, NR16020. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan,...

The First Airmail Flight by Charles Ulm- 7/2/1934

The first official airmail from Australia to New Zealand left Sydney on the evening of 11 April 1934 and arrived at New Plymouth in...

THE BIRTH OF MEDICARE 1/07/1962

Medicare was born in Saskatchewan on July 1, 1962. It would be the first government-controlled, universal, comprehensive single-payer medical insurance plan in North America....

First Small Pox Vaccine is Tested – 1796

Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had killed...

International Nurses Day

Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true....

First flight of the Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma 15/04/65

The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engined medium transport/utility helicopter. The Puma was originally built by Sud Aviation of France, and continued...

Columbia Space Shuttle Lands, 14/4/1981

The first space shuttle, Columbia, touches down on Runway 23, Edwards Air Force Base, California, completing the first space flight of the United States’...

Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company- 18/3/1852

On this day in 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake...
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