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10th Aug 1675, King Charles II lays the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

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On this day in 1846,President James K. Polk signs the Smithsonian institution act into law. Creating the Smithsonian institution.
 

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AdmiralAdama said:
August 11, 1877 - The two moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall, an American astronomer. He named them Phobos and Deimos.

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Phobos and Deimos,derived from the Greek for fear and terror.
 

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On this day in 1964,Ian Fleming,author and creator of the James Bond character died of a heart attack in Kent,England.
 

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On this day in 1896,gold is discovered near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. After word reaches the United States the following June the thousands of people who rushed north started what became known as the Klondike Gold Rush.
 

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On this day in 1908 the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line.
 

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On this day in 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall begins,leading to a 29 year separation between east and west Berlin.
 

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On this day in 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall begins,leading to a 29 year separation between east and west Berlin.

I ran in the first half marathon, which encompassed E and W Berlin, after the city was reunited. Long sections of the wall had been demolished by then.

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