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687 B.C.
The Chinese recorded a meteor shower in Lyra.
ref: science.nasa.gov

The ninteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet occurred.
ref: adsabs.harvard.edu

Born, Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer (Theory of Probability)
ref: en.wikipedia.org

The Lunar crater Aristarchus exhibited a bright luminescence during the totality of a Lunar eclipse.
ref: en.wikipedia.org

Born, J[ulius] Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Manhattan Project which developed the US atomic bomb
ref: en.wikipedia.org

A. Kopff discovered asteroid #680 Genoveva.

H. E. Wood discovered asteroid #715 Transvaalia.

K. Reinmuth discovered asteroids #1042 Amazone and #1043 Beate.

K. Reinmuth discovered asteroid #1209 Pumma.

H. Van Gent discovered asteroid #1226 Golia.

Y. Vaisala discovered asteroid #1567 Alikoski.

Born, Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova (at Moscow, Russian SFSR), USSR cosmonaut candidate, married cosmonaut Yuri Sheffer
ref: www.spacefacts.de

The New York World's Fair opened at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York. Among its features was the US Space Park exhibiting rocket mockups.
US Space Park at the 1964/65 New York World's FairSource: US National Archives and Records Administration via Wikipedia 500px-255-CC-65-HC-223%2C_front.jpg
US Space Park at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair
Source: US National Archives and Records Administration via Wikipedia
ref: en.wikipedia.org

C. Torres discovered asteroid #2976 Lautaro.

1983 13:29:00 GMT
USSR Soyuz T-8 landed after failing to dock with the Salyut 7 space station.
ref: nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov

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