On This Day:

2005: The European Huygens space probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan, the first-ever landing in the outer solar system.

1761: Third Battle of Panipat is fought in which Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas paving way for the establishment of the supremacy of the British in India

Born on this day:

1963: Steven Soderbergh: American director, screenwriter, the producer known for directing the Ocean’s trilogy movies

Gone on this day:

2016: Alan Rickman: English actor, known for playing the popular role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series of movies

1898: Lewis Carroll: English author, known for writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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