Today in History – 19 July

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1984 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

1967 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)

1961 1st in-flight movie shown, TWA

1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada

1941 1st U.S. Army flying school for black cadets dedicated

1939 1st use of fiberglass sutures, R P Scholz, St. Louis, Missouri

1939 Dr. Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures

1877 1st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)

1860 1st railroad reaches Kansas

1848 1st U.S. women’s rights convention (Seneca Falls New York)