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1713
Born, Nicolas Louis de La Caille, French astronomer who mapped the Southern Hemisphere
ref: messier.seds.org

1863
R. Luther discovered asteroid #78 Diana.

1872
R. Luther discovered asteroid #118 Peitho.

1895
A. Charlois discovered asteroid #400 Ducrosa.

1898
Died, Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist, engineer, inventor (Bessemer process for steel manufacture)
ref: en.wikipedia.org

1932
Born, Alan Lavern Bean (at Wheeler, Texas, USA), Capt USN, NASA astronaut (Apollo 12, Skylab 3; 69d 15.75h total time in spaceflight)
Astronaut Alan Bean, NASA photo bean-al.jpg
Astronaut Alan Bean, NASA photo
ref: www.jsc.nasa.gov

1940
G. Kulin discovered asteroid #3380.

1946
The first static test firing of a German V-2 rocket in the United States was performed at White Sands.
ref: history.msfc.nasa.gov

1950
L. Boyer discovered asteroid #1616 Filipoff.

1952
A. Schmitt discovered asteroid #1622 Chacornac.

1953
A. Schmitt discovered asteroid #3156.

1960
The US National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona was dedicated.
ref: www.noao.edu

1972
NASA announced its choice of solid boosters for its Space Shuttle as it defended the program before Congress.
ref: history.nasa.gov

1982
A. Mrkos discovered asteroid #3571.

1985
The first domain name was registered on the Internet, www.symbolics.com.
ref: symbolics.com

1994
Asteroid ES1 came within 160-180,000 km of Earth.
ref: www.universeguide.com

2004
Died, Sir William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE, former head of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ref: en.wikipedia.org

2004
The discovery of 90377 Sedna was announced, the farthest natural object in the Solar system observed to date.
ref: web.gps.caltech.edu

2008
Died (colon cancer), G. David Low, NASA astronaut (STS 32, STS 43, STS 57, just over 29d 18h total time in spaceflight)
ref: www.jsc.nasa.gov


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