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18th November in history

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1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

1820 – Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1911 – Britain’s first seaplane flies

1922 – Mussolini comes to power in Italy

1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin

1949 – The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

1955 – Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight

1970 – Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

 

 

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