1885 – Earliest photograph of a meteor shower taken
1895 – Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize
1901 – U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
1914 – 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
1965 – 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
1971 – Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2005 – The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2013 – Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index