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1644 – Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting

1778 – Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

1896 – The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.

1911 – For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

1919 – WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

1923 – 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies

1951 – 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

1957 – The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial tankers.

1960 – US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

1989 – Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)

 

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