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It happened today... on June 26th

Rome, Italy - Voyage in the history

(WAPA) - The events and anniversaries:

Helicopters: 1934 - Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
Report: 1945 - The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
Military Aviation: 1948 - The Western allies start an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union has blockaded West Berlin.
Aerospace: 1973 - On Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
Report: 1975 - Indira Gandhi establishes authoritarian rule in India.
Incidents: 1978 - Air Canada airplane Flight 189 to Toronto overran the runway and crashed into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers onboard died.
Report: 2000 - The third Fatima secret is unveiled.
Report: 2006 - The Republic of Montenegro becomes the 192nd member of the United Nations.


Today were born...

- 1824 - Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist, inventor of Kelvin scale (of temperature).
- 1824 - William Thomson, British physicist.
- 1898 - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer.
- 1925 - Pavel Beljajev, Soviet cosmonaut.
- 1943 - Klaus von Klitzing, physicist Nobel Prize laureate.

In memory of...

- 1939 - Costanzo Ciano, Italian politician.
- 1975 - San Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest and Opus Dei founder. (Avionews)
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(World Aeronautical Press Agency - 2007-06-26 12:09 pm)


 

 

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