THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • 1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • 1941 Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops
  • 1953 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1954 Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM’s head office in New York
  • 1999 President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial begins in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky

Source: Onthisday.com

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