On this day:

1964: NASA launches Mariner 4, the first spacecraft to make a flyby of Mars & the spacecraft was the first one to send images of a planet back to Earth.

1967: First pulsar observed by graduate student Jocelyn Bell and her advisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

1975: East Timor declared its independence from Portugal

Born on this day:

1820: Friedrich Engels, German philosopher

Gone on this day:

1954: Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1968: Enid Blyton, English author

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