1825 Austrian composer Johann Strauss II was born in Vienna. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as “The Waltz King”, and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the [...]
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1975 The Soviet unmanned spacecraft Venera 9 made a successful landing on the surface of Venus. Its orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images from the surface of another planet. 1881 American physicist Clinton Davisson was born in Bloomington, Illinois. He won the 1937 Nobel [...]