- 1895 â€“ The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroadâ€™s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
- 1898 â€“ The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
- 1954 â€“ The worldâ€™s first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
- 1967 â€“ The worldâ€™s first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom.
Hereâ€™s a video from a 1969 Australian Broadcasting Company news report on the introduction of ATMs in Sydney, Australia. People could only receive $25 at a time and the bank card was sent back to the user at a later date.