On this day:

1817 The first predecessor of the bicycle, Laufmaschine, is demonstrated Karl Drais

1866 The Agra High Court (now the Allahabad High Court) is established in India

1938 China launches the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt invading Japanese forces

Born on this day:

1910 Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung

Gone on this day:

1859 Klemens von Metternich, German/Austrian politician

1934 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist


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