This day in history

  • 1660 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 1792 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
  • 1846 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War
  • 1945 “Elbe Day” – US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine
  • 1954 Bell labs announces the 1st Solar Battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
  • 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery

Source: Onthisday.com

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