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1884 First section of the Oxford English dictionary is published (a - ant!) It was taking longer than expected.
Groundhog Day - is it really a predictor?
World Wetlands Day
1935 Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
1966 The unmanned spacecraftSoviet Luna 9 makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
1936 Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
1901 Edwin Prescott patents the loop-the-loop roller coaster
1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
1979 Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
1879 Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
1969 Boeing 747 makes its first commercial flight
1996 The IBM supercomputerDeep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.
1922 The discovery of insulin is announced in Toronto. Click here for kid-friendly information.
1935 USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
1633 Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial surrounding his belief that the earth revolves around the sun. Grade 4-6 Galileo Cross Curricular Resources
2000 The spacecraft - NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid. One year later, it lands on the asteroid.
National Flag of Canada Day Classroom Activities
2001 First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature magazine. Classroom Resources .
1937 Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon .
1959 Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2– The first weather satellite,is launched to measure cloud cover distribution.
1930 Pluto is discovered - Cosmos4Kids.com
1977 Deep-ocean researchers found an extraordinary oasis of extremophile life using the research submersible Alvin , to descend to the Pacific Ocean floor off the Galapagos Islands. New types of worms, clams and crabs were seen thriving around geothermal hot water vents.
1959 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate and even current intrigue.
1947 Edwin Land Demonstrates the instant camera the Polaroid Land camera.
1997 In Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
1909 J.A.D. McCurdy completes the first flight in Canada by a powered heavier-than-air machine.
1968 The discovery of a pulsar by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish,is announced.
1971 The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online. Click for Classroom Resources
1909 Kinemacolor the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public in London.
1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
1997 GRB 970228,a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way. Classroom Activities
1504 Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies.