On This Day in 1870, the S.S. City of Boston disappeared, inspiring the musical, Brigadoon, in which a city disappears and a bunch of people sing about it.
On This Day in 1909, Elecktra premiered at the Dresden Royal Opera House. In attendance that night was Frank Miller and Matt Murdock. They both had similar ideas
On This Day in 1915, the first transcontinental telephone call was made between Alexander Graham Bell and Dr. Thomas A. Watson. Elementary! said Bell. Come on, man. Said Watson.
On This Day in 1983, the infrared astronomical satellite launched into orbit by US Weekly to gather information on distant stars doing normal stuff, just like us!