Jerry Leventer

This Day In History: Friday, January 4th, 2008

January 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Fun & Recreation

This Day In History:

2004: NASA Mars Rover (“Spirit”) successfully landed on Mars.

1962: New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.

1959: Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to approach the Moon.

1958: Russian space craft Sputnik 1 fell to Earth from its degraded orbit.

1493: Christopher Columbus left the New World, ending his first journey.

Happy Birthday:
Inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852)
Physicist and Mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).

RIP:
Author T. S. Eliot (d. 1965).

Source: IDG Connect

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