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1908 The Ford Model T car, the first car to be made on an assembly line, is introduced for a price of $825
1925 John Logie Baird performs the first test of the working television system.
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World Space Week October 4-10. Classroom activities.
World Teachers' Day
1984 Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space aboard Challenger (STS-41G)
Fire Prevention Week starts.
World Habitat Day
1959 U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
1942 The wooden RCMP ship Saint Roch completes the first west to east crossing of the Northwest Passage.
1992 – A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu.
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1968 The first successful manned Apollo mission, Apollo 7 is launched.
1979 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , the first of five books in the comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams, is published. More!
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2012 Felix Baumgartner jumps from the stratosphere to break the record of the highest freefall jump, at an altitude of 39,068 meters.
1954 Hurricane Hazel dumps 300 million tons of rain on Toronto (81 people die)
1975 Rahima Banu, a 2-year old girl in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox. Smallpox - Fact and Fiction. .
1604 German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus.
1962 Watson, Crick and Wilkins win the Nobel Prize for their double-helix model of DNA.
National Chemistry Week
1752 Benjamin Franklin with the aid of his kite proves that lightning is electricity.
1983 The Sydney Opera House opens.
1983 The metre is redefined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Waste Reduction Week
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National Mole Day
United Nations Day
1908 John Tuzo Wilson known for his explanation of plate tectonics is born in Ottawa, Ontario
1931 The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
1984 Baby Fae receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
1994 Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
1942 The Alaska Highway, (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
1998 John Glenn 77 years old, blasts off on the Space Shuttle Discovery, making him the oldest person to go into space. In 1962, he was the first American to orbit the earth.
1938 The War of the Worlds is broadcast by Orson Welles, causing anxiety in some of the American radio audience .
1941 Mount Rushmore is completed after 14 years of work. Canadian connection