16th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 16th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  : 1884 : First roller coaster in America opened : The first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York on the 16th June 1884. The roller coaster, originally known as a switchback railway, was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, travelled approximately six miles per hour. The new entertainment cost a nickel to ride, was an instant success, and by the turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around America. | & more about history on this day in the video…