Add Your Piece of History… 22nd May

22 May
  • On this day in 1965.  The Beatles song ” Ticket to Ride” single goes number 1.  “Ticket to Ride” was the first Beatles recording to break the three-minute mark.
  • On this day in 1570.  The 1st atlas, with 70 maps, was published.  Abraham Ortelius, a book collector and engraver published the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World) – the world’s first atlas.
  • On this day in 1906.  The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane.  Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted U.S. Patent 821393  for a “Flying Machine”.  With the granted patent, the Wright Brothers had control over their design, they could grant or deny permission to use their design and were entitled to a royalty.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

English: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatrum o...

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatrum orbis terrarum refers to an atlas by Dutch cartographers Abraham Ortelius.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oblique view of the airplane - Wright 1906 Patent

Wright 1906 Patent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wright brothers

Wright brothers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


4 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 22nd May”

  1. Julie (aka Cookie) May 22, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    Love love Ticket to Ride—big memories—I actually saw the Beatles in Atlanta in 1965–my grandfather took all of us grandkids–I was the youngest so I don’t remember too much–the Supremes opened for them–I do remember that 🙂
    Thank you for happy thoughts!!!

    • 09history May 22, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      Thank you so much Julie for adding your piece of history! That was such a wonderful thing of your grandfather to do, I’m sure he had a lot of patience!

  2. Gallivanta May 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Fascinating to learn about the first Atlas.

    • 09history May 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      Yes! In 1570! I’m having so much fun learning all this history. Thank you so much for your comment.

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