On this day:

2012 The brand-new Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crashes 1960 The first birth control pill, Enovid, is approved

Born on this day:

1837 Adam Opel, German engineer, founded the Opel Company 1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian social reformer and freedom fighter, born in Kotluk, Bombay Presidency

Gone on this day:

1986 Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese mountaineer