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Amazing Facts - August 5

August 5 2008
11:00

August 5, 1858 opened the first transatlantic telegraph - between the U.S. and Britain. Queen Victoria exchanged greetings with the President of the United States, James Buchanan.

August 5, 1921 in the U.S. city of Dayton, Ohio, was successfully tested the world's first car, radio controlled. The equipment is made from parts of the time, weighed several dozen kilograms and took a pretty big place. Nowadays, this technique is put into toy cars.

August 5, 1956 at Moscow's huge Lenin Stadium - in the Luzhniki Stadium - the opening of the Games of I of the USSR. In the box for the honored guests were all members of the Politburo.

The first record of the country on a treadmill Grand Sports Arena of the Central Stadium have been installed in the women's 10,000 m (Vladimir Kutsem - hero of the upcoming Olympic Games in Melbourne) and in the 4x200 meters relay

On the same day on the Luzhniki arena hosted the first football match. Meet the team CDSA Moscow and Dynamo. The game ended with a score of 2:2, and the first goal was scored by Dynamo Shabrov.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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