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On This Day In Year 760, 22 May was recorded the fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of  Halley’s Comet. The comet in China at the same time was seen and recognized as another comet. In Year 1176, 22 May the  medieval Nizari Ismailis or Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo. In Year 1570, 22 May Abraham Ortelius  published the first …read more →

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On This Day In Year 1912, 18 May the first feature-length Indian film, Shree Pundalik produced and directed by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai. In Year 1927, 18 May after being founded for 20 years, the Government of the Republic of China approves Tongji University to be among the first national universities of the Republic of China. Tongji University is renowned for its engineering, …read more →

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On This Day In Year 1902, 17 May Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer. In year 1969, 17 May  Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure. In Year 2006, 17 May the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

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In Year 1888, 16 May famous inventor Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances. In Year 1891, 16 May  The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world’s first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today). In Year …read more →

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