On this day:

1817: The world’s largest stock exchange, New York Stock Exchange, is founded

1910: Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman with a pilot’s license

1979: The compact disc, developed by Philips and Sony, is presented to the public

Born on this day:

1879: German chemist Otto Hahn. Nobel laureate for discovering nuclear fission. Called the father of nuclear chemistry.

Gone on this day:

1930: William Taft, 27th President of USA