2000 The Øresund Bridge, connecting Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, was officially opened. It is the longest road and rail bridge in Europe.
1900 The first directed flight of a Zeppelin airship took place. The airship, invented by Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, flew for about 18 minutes above the Bodensee (Lake Constance) near Friedrichshafen, Germany, powered by two Daimler internal combustion engines.
1862 British physicist, chemist, and mathematician William Henry Bragg was born in Wigton, Cumberland. He was awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with with his son William Lawrence Bragg, “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays”, an important step in the development of X-ray crystallography. The mineral Braggite is named after him and his son.