Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today in History - 23 April

1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles

1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

1972 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface

1968 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 and 10 pence)

1965 Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite

1962 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched

1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

1878 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram

1851 Canada issues its 1st postage stamps

1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)

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