- 1829 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
- 1914 World’s 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
- 1946 1st US rocket to leave the Earth’s atmosphere (50 miles up)
- 1952 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
- 1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to ArthurSchawlow & Charles Townes
- 1975 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
- 1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
- 1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
- 1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-10
- 1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
- 1996 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
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