On this day in history.

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    July 10, 1940; The Battle of Britain begins when 120 German fighters and bombers attack a British convoy in the English Channel. A further 70 bombers attack dockyard installations in South Wales.
     
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    July 11, 1962: Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces Lunar Orbit Rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.



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    July 11, 2012: Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
     
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    That must have been wild! To have the very first car in town. Did he choose the color?
     
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    They were only offered in red.
     
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    July 16, 1969: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.



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    July 18, events:

    1862: First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
    1940: First successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
    1942: World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
    1966: Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.
    1968: Intel is founded in Santa Clara, California.
    1988: My daughter is born.
    1995: On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufrière Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.
    1997: Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American astronomer, dies.
     
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    Perhaps the Nero coffeehouse chain should do something in remembrance? ;)

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    Interesting: in the Times I could read this yesterday, but Wikipedia has listed it today:


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