November 04

This Day in History

1979

Iranians Seize American Hostages

Student followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini send shock waves across America when they storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90 hostages. The students were enraged … (more...)

1974

First Solar-Powered Flight

On this day in 1974, over the dry lake at Fort Irwin, California, the remotely controlled Sunrise was catapulted into the air and took flight. It was the first flight of a solar-powered aircraft ever … (more...)

1899

Freud Publishes "The Interpretation of Dreams"

"On this day in 1899, Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his seminal work on psychoanalysis, The Interpretation of Dreams. Though it was received very quietly with an initial press run of … (more...)