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On This Date in History - March 26


Daily Extra :

Quote Of The Day

The universe is then one, infinite, immobile.... It is not capable of comprehension and therefore is endless and limitless, and to that extent infinite and indeterminable, and consequently immobile.
Giordano Bruno (1548–1600)

Who Was Born Today?:

1773: Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician, astronomer and author, Marine Sextant
1962: Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, born in Russia, Lt-colonel/cosmonaut

Who Died Today?:

Today in History:

1859: 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury

1936: 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech

1958: U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"

1969: Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched

1987: NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit

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