1861 The First Transcontinental Telegraph line is completed, right the death knell for the Pony Express. It means Death Toll. Poor Horses.
1939 F. Murray Abraham star of Amadeus, Last Action Hero, All the President's Men and Scarface is born. Happy Birthday Man.
1949 A camera aborad V-2 Number 13 takes the first photo graph of Earth from space. Everyone wave!!