John Pickering - Blimp
JF Pickering patents the airship, better known as the blimp.
John F. Pickering made improvements to the existing design of the airship or blimp. On this day Pickering received a patent number (643975), for his new design. The improvements allowed the airship to be powered by an electric motor and added directional controls. Below is a blueprint on the Pickering blimp.