Today in history, London’s Underground begins operations in 1863.
Today in history, John D. Rockefeller and his brother William (see picture below) establish the Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1870.
Today in history, The Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways in 1901.
Today in history, The world’s first flying-boat airplane (see picture below), designed by Glenn Curtiss, makes its maiden flight at Hammondsport in 1912.
Today in history, In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women’s suffrage in 1918.
Today in history, The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years in 1984.