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1785 – First manned balloon flight in Ireland
1808 – Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1903 – 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1938 – General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1937 – Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 – General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1950 – Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister
1977 – World’s largest crowd gathering – the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1991 – Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

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