Ajax Loader On This Day | 09 February

On this day:

1969: The Boeing 747 flies for the first time. Also known as “Jumbo Jet” it was the world’s largest passenger aircraft at the time.

1959: The world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile becomes operational in the USSR. The Soviet R-7 Semyorka missile had a range of 8800 km (5500 mi).

Born on this day:

1737: Thomas Paine, English/American theorist, author

Gone on this day:

1881: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian author, known for writing Crime & Punishment

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