• 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean
  • 1814 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer – makes newspapers available to a mass audience
  • 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
  • 1919 US-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons
  • 1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University


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