This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

January 24 1848: The California Gold Rush began when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento. 1908: The Boy Scouts movement began…


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1902: Inventor Gustav Whitehead successfully flew an airplane of his own design for about seven miles near Bridgeport, Conn. This was Whitehead’s second flight (the…



THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

January 3 1496: Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tested a flying machine. 1957: The Hamilton Watch Co. introduced the first electric wristwatch. 1959: Alaska became the…