Today in 1986, Dragon Quest, the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, was released in Japan.
Today in 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
Today in 1880, Thomas Edison, “The Wizard of Melo Park,” performed the first test of his electric railway.
Today in 1840, Black Penny, the world’s first adhesive stamp was issued for use in Great Britain.
Today in 1953 the first U.S. 3D television broadcast shown an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. Only a few people thought it was cool, the rest said it was a fad.
Today in 1876 the first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the start of Major League Baseball.