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Manchester Ship Canal: Construction started in November 1887 and took seven years to complete, with Queen Victoria opening the canal in 1894. The canal runs for 36 miles from Eastham on the Mersey estuary to Salford in Greater Manchester.
1994 Northridge Earthquake-Jan 17, 1994 (was a magnitude of 6.7, blind thrust earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los Angeles. Its epicenter was in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central area of the San Fernando Valley. The quake had a duration of approximately 10–20 seconds, and its peak ground acceleration of 1.8g was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. Strong ground motion was felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles from the epicenter. The peak ground velocity at the Rinaldi Receiving Station was 183 cm/s, the fastest ever recorded)
Outbreak of World War II (1939) On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II. On September 17, Soviet troops invaded Poland from the east.
People Power Revolution-Feb 22-25, 1986 (was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines, mostly in Metro Manila from February 22–25, 1986. There was a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and alleged electoral fraud. The nonviolent revolution led to the departure of Ferdinand Marcos, the end of his 21-year presidential rule, and the restoration of democracy in the Philippines)
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1963: Maarten Schmidt Discovers Quasars. Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Clayton Collection. The discovery of Quasars in 1963 provided a final piece of evidence that undermined the Steady State theory of the universe, and supported the Big Bang. Maarten Schmidt, a Caltech astronomer working at Mt
Renaissance Period-1400-1600 (succeeded the middle Ages in Europe, and it was a period during which the European society sought to relearn Classical philosophy and values. Renaissance thinkers believed the notion that the middle Ages had been marked by cultural decline and they sought to re-popularize their past culture)
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks
The Thrilla in Manilla-Oct 1, 1975 (was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested in 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. The venue was renamed from Araneta Coliseum, specifically for the match. Ali won by technical knockout after Frazier's chief second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to the 15th round. The contest's name is derived from Ali's rhyming boast that the fight would be “a killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.")
The planet Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781. He discoverd Uranus while surveying stars in the night sky using a telescope that he had built himself. Herschel noticed that one of these "stars" seemed different, and after observing it many more times, noticed that it orbited the Sun.
Voting Rights Act-Aug 6, 1965 (is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the civil rights movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections. Designed to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, the Act secured the right to vote for racial minorities throughout the country, especially in the South. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Act is considered to be the most effective piece of federal civil rights legislation ever enacted in the country)