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U.S. 1924 U.S.A. First Presidential Radio Address 12th February,1924 : Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. president to deliver an address by radio. This was the first day that radio programming had included commercials. The National Carbon Company had aired an advertisement during the broadcast of The Everyday Hour. This first sponsored program was heard in New York, Washington, Province, and surrounding areas. This show featured celebrity appearances, music, and stories. Find More What happened in 1924 UK 1958 Great Britain Transatlantic Jet Service 12th February, 1958: The first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service begins by BOAC with flights between London and New York on the new Comet Jet Airliner. U.S. 1935 U.S.A. 785-foot USS Macon Rigid Frame Airship Feb. 12th, 1935 : The 785-foot USS Macon a rigid frame airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting...