Nellie Bly beat Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days by completing her circumnavigation in 72 days in he year 1890.
Alexander Graham Bell initiated transcontinental telephone service in 1915.
The first Winter Olympic games opened at Chamonix, France on this day in history 1924.
On this day in history 1961 President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
Charles Manson was found guilty in 1971 of murdering Sharon Tate and six others.