1718 – France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the Quadruple Alliance 1718–1720)
1777 – France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
1900 – 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy
1903 – At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)
1927 – US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
1935 – First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.
1938 – Discovery of nuclear fission using uranium by Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann
1969 – USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
1971 – Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
1971 – Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
1972 – New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
1994 – KLM’s last DC-10 goes out of service
2003 – SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.
2012 – NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field