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1970: Soviet jetliner exceeds Mach 2

May 26, 2019 admin 0

Today in 1970, the Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. Development of the Tu-144 was kept secret until 1968, when Russia announced that it was entering the race to […]

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EU flag marks birthday as voters hit polls

May 26, 2019 admin 0

It was today in 1986 that the European Flag or Flag of Europe became the official symbol of two separate international organisations, the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU). Hardly known when […]

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Vampire keeps readers awake at night

May 26, 2019 admin 0

It was on this day in 1897, that Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, was first published. This weird and startling story of life after death and the strange human vampires who rose […]

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1937: Japan flies into the aviation record books

April 9, 2019 admin 0

1937: TWO Japanese airmen, bearing their Coronation goodwill message arrived at Croydon having completed their record-breaking flight from Tokyo in 3 days 22 hrs and 18 minutes. They covered the distance of about 10,000 miles […]