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This day in History

Events

  • 534 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
  • 1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
  • 1920 – Qantas, Australia's national airline, is founded as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.
  • 1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1965 – Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, which will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
  • 1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

Born on this day

  • 42 BC – Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37)
  • 1952 – Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer, created Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Died on this day

  • 498 – Pope Anastasius II
  • 1950 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)

Observances & Holidays

  • International Day for Tolerance (International)
  • Day of Declaration of Sovereignty (Estonia)

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