History: What Happened Today?
- In 1791, Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska.
- In 1913, French pilot Adolphe Pegoud becomes the first pilot to parachute from an aircraft.
- In 1930, Philo Farnsworth patented a television.
- In 1960, the USSR recovers 2 dogs, the first living organisms to return to earth from space.
- In 1977, the U.S. launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
- Famous Birthdays: Benjamin Harrison (23rd President), Demi Lovato (actress), Robert Plant (rock singer), Eliel Saarinen (Finnish architect)
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