John Miller- Originated in St. Petersburg, Russia this car on wheels was said to be the first consistently moving car without stops or pauses occurring on a track.
England Ratifies The Treaty of Paris
The American Congress of the Confederation ratified the treaty of Paris, copies were sent back and forth from Europe to Paris.
Safer Roller Coaster Improvement
John Miller- In France Miller built a 2nd coaster on wheels but making it safer with a "belt" lying across the seat. Along with a closed in door on the side.
War of 1812
The war of 1812 was an unexpected war in the American Revolution. It was followed by the Star Spangled Banner song that we know sing today.
Beethoven Dies from Illness
The Illness was witness by his sister, and was further viewed by a doctor.
Maunch Chunk Gravity Railroad
Jim Thorpe- A railroad box controlled by a brakeman which was constructed in Pennsylvania, and allowed the car to be stopped by one pull of a brake.
Philip Hinkle- He introduced the first complete circuit coaster with a lifted hill [Gravity Pleasure Road}. It became the most popular ride at Cony Island that year.
Statue of Liberty
100,000 dollars were raised in the United States for pedestal and for the Statue of Liberty.
1st Roller Coaster with tunnels
La Marcus Thompson- This new feature allowed amusement and enclosed areas for the track to run through without hitting anything making it a safe add on.
He made the first gasoline powered car that moved consistently now a days we know the name Benz as Mercedes Benz the car company.
First Switchback Railway
La Marcus Thompson- With this new improvement the car was able to not only complete the original track but comeback in the opposite direction all in one turn.
The US senate approved Pearl Harbor and was told it was ready for use.
The Pennsylvania Capital was wiped out and destroyed by a fire and would take weeks to rebuild.
Invention Of Flip Flap
F.W. Jordan- A loop in the track that allowed the car to make an upside down turn, it was very unsafe and was later destroyed for safety purposes.
First Speed Boat
The first fast moving speed boat was made and was tested and rebuilt over 300 times.
Under Friction Coaster
Germany- It was an improvement to keep not only the car on the track but sturdy and connected. It helped with safety purposes and is still used today.
Bobsled in Disneyland
Disneyland Park- It was the first steel framed roller coaster with new safety improvements and better grip to the track. It was a big attraction and ride at Disney.
Becomes first craft to leave Earths gravity in the United States of America.
Carl Weinkle- The first modern day invented coaster with a built in corkscrew which is a fancy word for sideways turn. It was built in an open testing field in Knotts berry farm in Buena Park, California.
USSR breaks trade agreement with US on this day in history.