This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1994

The Boeing 777, the...
The Boeing 777, the world's largest twinjet, makes its first flight. The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and is commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven". The aircraft has seating for over 300 passengers and has a range from 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,370 km), depending on model. Its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between the 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.
Boeing 777, Boeing, first flight

Births

in 1773
Amschel Mayer Rothschild

Amschel Mayer Rothschild was a German Jewish banker of the Rothschild family financial dynasty.

Deaths

in 1972
Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson was an American writer, literary and social critic, and noted man of letters.
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