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High-wire artist walks between the Twin Towers Frenchman Philippe Petit walks out onto a cable he\
High-wire artist walks between the Twin Towers Frenchman Philippe Petit walks out onto a cable he's illegally rigged 1,350 feet in the air between the Twin Towers of New York City's World Trade Center. Petit performs a 45-minute high-wire act, complete with a bit of joyful dancing, to the cheers of astounded onlookers.On this day — August 7 1974
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Earth is ready for its close-up as Explorer 6 launches NASA\
Earth is ready for its close-up as Explorer 6 launches NASA's Explorer 6 satellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to orbit the Earth on a 60-day mission. A UHF transmitter will send back the first satellite TV image of the Earth from orbit a few days later, beginning an era of astounding portraits of our planet.On this day — August 7 1959
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Rabindranath Tagore breathes his last in Calcutta Tagore will be remembered as a painter, philosopher, educator, writer and the author of India and Bangladesh’s national anthems. He will also be remembered as a Nobel Laurette.On this day — August 7 1941
Rabindranath Tagore breathes his last in Calcutta Tagore will be remembered as a painter, philosopher, educator, writer and the author of India and Bangladesh’s national anthems. He will also be remembered as a Nobel Laurette.On this day — August 7 1941
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Ramsey is first woman to drive across the US Stepping on the brakes after 59 days and 3,800 miles, driver Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends finish their epic cross-country road trip from New York City to San Francisco. Behind the wheel of her four-cylinder Maxwell DA touring car, Ramsey is the first woman to drive across the US.on this day 7august 1909.
Ramsey is first woman to drive across the US Stepping on the brakes after 59 days and 3,800 miles, driver Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends finish their epic cross-country road trip from New York City to San Francisco. Behind the wheel of her four-cylinder Maxwell DA touring car, Ramsey is the first woman to drive across the US.on this day 7august 1909.
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First transatlantic airship completes journey The R34, an airship originally built for service in the World War 1, lands back in Norfolk, England after making a first-ever transatlantic return flight by an airship. The journey takes 182 hours. At a length of 645 feet, it is the largest airship ever built, nicknamed \
First transatlantic airship completes journey The R34, an airship originally built for service in the World War 1, lands back in Norfolk, England after making a first-ever transatlantic return flight by an airship. The journey takes 182 hours. At a length of 645 feet, it is the largest airship ever built, nicknamed 'Tiny' by its crew!On this day — July 13 1919
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Mikimoto produces his first cultured pearls After starting his first oyster farm on Ago Bay, Japan, and facing near bankruptcy for years, Mikimoto Kōkichi produces his first mabe cultured pearls. Perfectly round pearls, nearly indistinguishable from natural wild-harvested varieties, will follow a dozen years later.On this day — July 11 1893
Mikimoto produces his first cultured pearls After starting his first oyster farm on Ago Bay, Japan, and facing near bankruptcy for years, Mikimoto Kōkichi produces his first mabe cultured pearls. Perfectly round pearls, nearly indistinguishable from natural wild-harvested varieties, will follow a dozen years later.On this day — July 11 1893
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Arthur Ashe is first African American men\
Arthur Ashe is first African American men's Wimbledon champ Arthur Ashe grew up in Richmond, Virginia, as a skinny kid whose father forbade him to play football, but 'Bones' took easily to tennis and began practicing with a racket at age 7. Ashe's dedication to the sport culminates with the first Wimbledon men's singles win by an African American.On this day — July 5 1975
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Britain destroys French ships to keep them from Germany With France in the hands of the Nazi-collaborating Vichy government, Great Britain launches an air-and-sea attack to prevent the Germans from capturing a flotilla of battleships and other French Navy armaments. In the scuttling, 1,200 sailors die and three battleships are destroyed.On this day — July 3 1940
Britain destroys French ships to keep them from Germany With France in the hands of the Nazi-collaborating Vichy government, Great Britain launches an air-and-sea attack to prevent the Germans from capturing a flotilla of battleships and other French Navy armaments. In the scuttling, 1,200 sailors die and three battleships are destroyed.On this day — July 3 1940
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Early environmental activism not enough to save great auk A cruel irony finishes off a large penguin-like denizen of the North Atlantic, the great auk, when their dwindling numbers increase the desire of collectors to get their hands on one to stuff and put on display. The last known pair is killed on Eldey, an island off the coast of Iceland.On this day — July 3 1844
Early environmental activism not enough to save great auk A cruel irony finishes off a large penguin-like denizen of the North Atlantic, the great auk, when their dwindling numbers increase the desire of collectors to get their hands on one to stuff and put on display. The last known pair is killed on Eldey, an island off the coast of Iceland.On this day — July 3 1844
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Karl Benz presents his Benz Patent Motorwagen A three-wheeled vehicle, the Benz Patent Motorwagen is the first automobile built to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, and its inventor Karl Benz presents it publicly for the first time in Mannheim, Germany. Benz will go on to help co-found the Mercedes-Benz car company.On this day — July 3 1886
Karl Benz presents his Benz Patent Motorwagen A three-wheeled vehicle, the Benz Patent Motorwagen is the first automobile built to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, and its inventor Karl Benz presents it publicly for the first time in Mannheim, Germany. Benz will go on to help co-found the Mercedes-Benz car company.On this day — July 3 1886
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Statecraft in space as an American shuttle meets the Mir For the first time in history a US space shuttle docks with a Russian space station, as Atlantis shuttle commander Robert \
Statecraft in space as an American shuttle meets the Mir For the first time in history a US space shuttle docks with a Russian space station, as Atlantis shuttle commander Robert 'Hoot' Gibson pilots his craft at 17,500 mph to dock with the massive Mir space station. Their meeting creates the largest manmade object ever to orbit the earth.On this day — June 29 1995
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Pelé and Brazil win World Cup in legendary final Mexico City\
Pelé and Brazil win World Cup in legendary final Mexico City's Azteca Stadium is filled to the brim as Brazil and Italy meet in football's World Cup final. The game will pass into legend, in part for superstar Pelé's magnificent athleticism, and team captain Carlos Alberto's final goal, considered by many the greatest of all time.On this day — June 21 1970
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The last viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten resigns Lord Mountbatten has resigned his post as the viceroy of India. He will be remembered as the last viceroy of British India and first governor general of independent India.On this day — June 21 1948
The last viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten resigns Lord Mountbatten has resigned his post as the viceroy of India. He will be remembered as the last viceroy of British India and first governor general of independent India.On this day — June 21 1948
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Irish immigrant activists executed in Pennsylvania Ten men are executed for murder in two separate Pennsylvania hangings, but the guilty verdicts against the \
Irish immigrant activists executed in Pennsylvania Ten men are executed for murder in two separate Pennsylvania hangings, but the guilty verdicts against the 'Molly Maguires,' a group of Irish immigrant coal miners, will remain controversial, as many believe they were made martyrs for attempting to unionize fellow workers.On this day — June 21 1877
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Henry Ford takes his first automobile for a test drive Henry Ford has been working for another inventor at the Edison Illuminating Co., but has taken time out to tinker on his own invention, an ethanol-powered 4-wheeled vehicle he dubs the \
Henry Ford takes his first automobile for a test drive Henry Ford has been working for another inventor at the Edison Illuminating Co., but has taken time out to tinker on his own invention, an ethanol-powered 4-wheeled vehicle he dubs the 'Quadricycle.' Brakes are not included, but the vehicle's top speed is only 20 miles per hour.On this day — June 4 1896
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Lucky Lindy flies alone across the Atlantic Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes after he took off from New York\
Lucky Lindy flies alone across the Atlantic Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes after he took off from New York's Roosevelt Field, aviator Charles Lindbergh lands 3,600 miles away at Paris' Le Bourget Field. The Detroit native is the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, and becomes an international sensation.On this day — May 21 1927
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Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives in Calicut Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama has arrived in Calicut. This makes him the first European to reach India by sea. This has opened up trade relations and colonization of Portuguese settlements in India.On this day — May 20 1498
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives in Calicut Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama has arrived in Calicut. This makes him the first European to reach India by sea. This has opened up trade relations and colonization of Portuguese settlements in India.On this day — May 20 1498
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2,000-year-old computer discovered A Greek archaeologist examining finds from the haul of the Antikythera shipwreck notices a gear wheel embedded in rock. Decades later, examinations by X-ray and gamma ray will reveal the bronze gear clockwork Antikythera mechanism to be a complex ancient analog computer.On this day — May 17 1902
2,000-year-old computer discovered A Greek archaeologist examining finds from the haul of the Antikythera shipwreck notices a gear wheel embedded in rock. Decades later, examinations by X-ray and gamma ray will reveal the bronze gear clockwork Antikythera mechanism to be a complex ancient analog computer.On this day — May 17 1902
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A mouse named Mickey makes his debut Screened before a test audience, a silent short animated film made by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks fails to find a movie distributor. The lead character of \
A mouse named Mickey makes his debut Screened before a test audience, a silent short animated film made by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks fails to find a movie distributor. The lead character of 'Plane Crazy,' Mickey Mouse, won't be fated to obscurity however, as his second outing, 'Steamboat Willie,' makes a big splash.On this day — May 15 1928
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India conducts nuclear tests at Pokhran India has conducted a set of 3 nuclear tests at Pokhran, the site on the 1st nuclear tests in 1974. One of the 3 conducted tests involved the use of a thermonuclear device.On this day — May 11 1998
India conducts nuclear tests at Pokhran India has conducted a set of 3 nuclear tests at Pokhran, the site on the 1st nuclear tests in 1974. One of the 3 conducted tests involved the use of a thermonuclear device.On this day — May 11 1998
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