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1962 NASA’s Mariner 2 became the first spacecraft to fly by Venus. 1911 A Norwegian expedition, led by explorer Roald Amundsen, became the first men to reach the South Pole. 1896 The Glasgow Underground Railway was officially opened. Today it is part of the Glasgow Subway metro line, and is the third-oldest underground metro system [...]
1994 German scientists Peter Armbruster (pictured below) and Gottfried Münzenberg discovered Roentgenium, a synthetic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Rg and atomic number 111. 1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon in North Somerset, England, officially opened. 1765 American inventor Eli Whitney, Jr. was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. He is most famous [...]
2005 The European Space Agency launched the Venus Express spacecraft, designed to make long-term observations of the Venusian atmosphere. The craft arrived at Venus in April 2006 and has been continuously sending back scientific data from its polar orbit around Venus. 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall: Communist-controlled East Germany announced that East Berliners would [...]
1939 At the 40th Automobile Show in Chicago, Packard exhibited the first car to feature a factory-installed heating/air conditioning system. 1890 The City & South London Railway (C&SLR), the first deep-level underground “tube” railway in the world, officially opened between King William Street and Stockwell. 1884 Irish engineer and inventor Harry Ferguson was born in [...]