Saturday, January 24, 2015

22nd July date

22nd July in History:
1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
1992 – Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
1999 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

Birthdays today:
1934 – Vijay Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1972 – Namrata Shirodkar, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1993

Festivals and celebrations:
Reunion Day (Ukraine)
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