HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

 1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the play- ing card game Hanafuda.

 1905 – Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peace- fully dissolving the Union between the two countries.

 1911 – Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail deliv- ery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department

 1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

 1932 – The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.

 1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.

 1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is destroyed by a bomb, killing all 117 people on board.

 2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.

 2008 – Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.

 2019 – The British travel company, Thomas Cook Group, declares bankruptcy, leaving employees without jobs and 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Hotels throughout the world are stuck with £3.5 million (U.S. $4.3 million) in unpaid bills.