1757 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
1879 - 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1906 - W H Carrier received a US patent for the world's first air conditioner
1955 – Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated.
1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1995 - Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
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