This Day in History

Robert Goddard Launches First Liquid-Fueled Rocket

Robert Goddard, an American physicist and inventor, successfully launched the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16th, 1926. This significant achievement marked the beginning of modern rocketry and laid the groundwork for space exploration endeavors that followed. 

The NBC Radio Network is Formed

On this day, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created, forming the first major radio network in the United States. NBC would go on to play a pivotal role in the development of broadcasting and entertainment.

Harry Houdini Dies

World-renowned magician and escape artist Harry Houdini passed away on Halloween, October 31st, 1926. His captivating performances and daring escapes have left an indelible mark on the world of magic and continue to inspire illusionists to this day.