Today’s Significant Events
1340 – Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1814 – The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1893 – Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
1967 – 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish
1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain’s PM, replaced by John Major
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