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History of the day 1. On this day in 1885: The first practical public electric tramway in the world was opened in Blackpool, England. 2. On this day in 1938: Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting took place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended the meeting. 3. On this day in 1954: The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) was signed. CERN is a European research organization whose purpose is to operate the worlds largest particle physics laboratory. Established in 1954, the organization is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border (46°14′3″N 6°3′19″E) and has 21 European member states. Israel is the first (and currently only) non-European country granted full membership. 4. On this day in 1962: Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, was launched. Alouette 1 was Canadas first satellite, and the first satellite constructed by a country other than the USSR or the United States. The name Alouette came from the French Skylark suggesting flight. 5. On this day in 1964: The Argentine comic strip Mafalda was published for the first time. Mafalda is a comic strip written and drawn by Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino. The strip features a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda, who reflects the Argentinian middle class and progressive youth, which is concerned about humanity and world peace and rebels against the world bequeathed by their elders. 6. On this day in 1971: Oman joined the Arab League. Arab League is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southwest Asia. It was formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945 with six members: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, although Syrias participation has been suspended since November 2011. 7. On this day in 1988: NASA launched STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. STS-26 was the 26th NASA Space Shuttle mission and the seventh flight of the orbiter Discovery. STS-26 was declared the Return to Flight mission, being the first mission after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986. 8. On this day in 1990: The YF-22, which later became the F-22 Raptor, flew for the first time. 10. On this day in 2004: The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within four lunar distances of Earth. 4179 Toutatis is listed as a potentially hazardous object, although the odds of a collision with Earth are minute. 11. On this day in 2007: Calder Hall, the worlds first commercial nuclear power station, was demolished in a controlled explosion. Sellafield is a nuclear reprocessing site, close to the village of Seascale on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England. 12. On this day in 2008: Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average fall 777.68 points, the largest single-day point lost in its history. [Disclaimer: All the facts and information stated above have been sourced from various websites.]
Posted on: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:03:11 +0000

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