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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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Stuyvesant arrives to run North American Dutch settlement Peter Stuyvesant, of The Dutch West India Company, arrives in the New Netherland colony to take up his position as Director-General. He will head projects that include precursors to Wall Street and Broadway before turning over the colony to the English in 1664, who then rename the colony
Stuyvesant arrives to run North American Dutch settlement Peter Stuyvesant, of The Dutch West India Company, arrives in the New Netherland colony to take up his position as Director-General. He will head projects that include precursors to Wall Street and Broadway before turning over the colony to the English in 1664, who then rename the colony 'New York.'On this day — May 11 1647
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Book printed in China Pre-dating the Gutenberg Bible by almost six centuries, a copy of the Buddhist
Book printed in China Pre-dating the Gutenberg Bible by almost six centuries, a copy of the Buddhist 'Diamond Sutra' is created by woodblock printing on a 16-foot-long scroll and affixed with an exact date. The work will survive to become the oldest known printed and dated text in existence.On this day — May 11 868
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Churchill takes the reins as WWII escalates Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns his office after Britain loses faith in his ability to ward off the Nazi threat. Winston Churchill, a fierce critic of Chamberlain
Churchill takes the reins as WWII escalates Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns his office after Britain loses faith in his ability to ward off the Nazi threat. Winston Churchill, a fierce critic of Chamberlain's appeasement of Adolf Hitler, takes over as leader at a time when a German invasion seems only weeks away.On this day — May 10 1940
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Golden spike completes transcontinental railroad A ceremonial golden spike, and the official telegraph message
Golden spike completes transcontinental railroad A ceremonial golden spike, and the official telegraph message 'DONE,' mark the end of six years of labor on a massive scale, as the US transcontinental railroad is completed. Once a half-year's journey, the trip from one coast of North America to the other now takes about a week.On this day — May 10 1869
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Indian sepoys begin mutiny against British A section of sepoys have started a mutiny against the rule of the East India Company in Meerut. Upon reaching Delhi, they declared Bahadur Shah Zafar, the 91-year-old Mughal ruler as Emperor of Hindustan. It is to be seen if the mutiny can be contained by the East India Company.On this day — May 10 1857
Indian sepoys begin mutiny against British A section of sepoys have started a mutiny against the rule of the East India Company in Meerut. Upon reaching Delhi, they declared Bahadur Shah Zafar, the 91-year-old Mughal ruler as Emperor of Hindustan. It is to be seen if the mutiny can be contained by the East India Company.On this day — May 10 1857
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Teen sovereigns begin their sumptuous reign Amid rumblings of discontent from their subjects, Louis XVI, 19, and his bride Marie Antoinette, 18, become the reigning monarchs of France. Anti-aristocracy passions, already simmering due to the country
Teen sovereigns begin their sumptuous reign Amid rumblings of discontent from their subjects, Louis XVI, 19, and his bride Marie Antoinette, 18, become the reigning monarchs of France. Anti-aristocracy passions, already simmering due to the country's debt problems, will only increase as the populace leans towards revolution.On this day — May 10 1774
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Jackie Robinson integrates baseball On this day — April 15 1947
Jackie Robinson integrates baseball On this day — April 15 1947
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Malta is awarded the George Cross for bravery Britain
Malta is awarded the George Cross for bravery Britain's King George VI awards an entire island's populace a medal for heroism. Malta, an island in the southern Mediterranean, and part of the British Empire, has been relentlessly bombarded by WWII Axis powers.On this day — April 15 1945
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America's worst river flood begins Swollen by the previous year's torrential rains, the Mississippi River begins flowing over levees as more record-breaking showers fall. The ensuing flood will wash into 10 states, eventually covering 14 percent of Arkansas.On this day — April 15 1927
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Dr. Johnson's dictionary is published Nine years of solitary scholarly effort are about to change the world as Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language' is published in London. It will stand as the definitive dictionary for 173 years.On this day — April 15 1755
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Cancer survivor Terry Fox begins cross-country run Having lost a leg to bone cancer three years earlier, Canadian athlete Terry Fox begins a journey dubbed the Marathon of Hope to raise money for his charity. The Terry Fox Run will become the biggest single-day charitable event in history to benefit cancer research.On this day — April 12  1980
Cancer survivor Terry Fox begins cross-country run Having lost a leg to bone cancer three years earlier, Canadian athlete Terry Fox begins a journey dubbed the Marathon of Hope to raise money for his charity. The Terry Fox Run will become the biggest single-day charitable event in history to benefit cancer research.On this day — April 12 1980
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Soviets triumph with first manned space flight To the dismay of many in the West, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes humankind
Soviets triumph with first manned space flight To the dismay of many in the West, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes humankind's first space traveller. Yuri Gagarin, taking his Vostok spacecraft on a single orbit of Earth, spends 108 minutes on his mission.On this day — April 12 1961
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America's Civil War begins at Fort Sumter In the opening salvo of the Civil War, Confederate forces fire upon the Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay. General P.G.T. Beauregard's shore batteries bombard Major Anderson's federal troops.On this day — April 12 1861
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Brixton riots roil South London Months of simmering tensions between police and the largely Afro-Caribbean residents of London
Brixton riots roil South London Months of simmering tensions between police and the largely Afro-Caribbean residents of London's Brixton district come to a head with the widespread (but erroneous) belief that police had the night before unjustifiably arrested a young black man. The riots will later be dubbed Bloody Saturday.On this day — April 11 1981
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Steve Wozniak releases the Apple I Just days after forming Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) with his friend Steve Jobs, computer hobbyist Steve Wozniak hand-builds and offers to the public a new machine boasting a 1MHz CPU and 4KB standard memory, dubbing it the Apple I.On this day — April 11  1976
Steve Wozniak releases the Apple I Just days after forming Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) with his friend Steve Jobs, computer hobbyist Steve Wozniak hand-builds and offers to the public a new machine boasting a 1MHz CPU and 4KB standard memory, dubbing it the Apple I.On this day — April 11 1976
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Holocaust criminal Adolf Eichmann stands trial in Israel Following his capture in Argentina by Israeli Mossad agents, Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi fugitive and one of the main organizers of Hitler
Holocaust criminal Adolf Eichmann stands trial in Israel Following his capture in Argentina by Israeli Mossad agents, Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi fugitive and one of the main organizers of Hitler's Final Solution, is put on trial for war crimes including the extermination of six million Jews.On this day — April 11 1961
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Coronation of William and Mary as co-regents Husband and wife, as well as first cousins, William III and Mary II are crowned King and Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. They will reign together as co-rulers until Mary dies of smallpox at the age of 32.Coronation of William and Mary as co-regents Husband and wife, as well as first cousins, William III and Mary II are crowned King and Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. They will reign together as co-rulers until Mary dies of smallpox at the age of 32.On this day — April 11 1689
Coronation of William and Mary as co-regents Husband and wife, as well as first cousins, William III and Mary II are crowned King and Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. They will reign together as co-rulers until Mary dies of smallpox at the age of 32.Coronation of William and Mary as co-regents Husband and wife, as well as first cousins, William III and Mary II are crowned King and Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. They will reign together as co-rulers until Mary dies of smallpox at the age of 32.On this day — April 11 1689
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