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Monarchs begin to arrive in Mexico initiating the Mexican celebration "The Day of the Dead"- Mexican Celebrations / Monarch Migration Teacher Guide
2000 An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts take up residence in the International Space Station
1957 A Russian dog named Laika becomes the first earthling to travel to outer space.
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1960 At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
1939 National Research Council broadcasts its first official time signal at 1:00 P.M.
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1935 Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie.
1885 The last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway is driven
1867 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie's birthday (the first woman to win a Nobel Prize)
1895 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovers X-rays.
1913 The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 , the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.
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1979 A 106-car CP freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals derails in Mississauga causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history.
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1995 Aboard Atlantis (STS-74), Chris Hadfield becomes the 1st Canadian to operate the Canadarm. In March 2013 he became the 1st Canadian to command the International Space Station during the 2nd portion of his 6 month stay in space.
1981 Launch of Canadarm aboard Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2)
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2007 The last direct current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison. Learn more about direct and alternating current .
1887 Granville T. Woods patents the first telegraph system for railroads.
1859 The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
1945 UNESCO is founded.
1947 American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattainn observe the basic principles of the transistor a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
1929 Grand Banks earthquake :off the south coast of Newfoundland , a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.
1996 The last component of the Confederation Bridge is placed.
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1820 An 80 ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts). It is the inspiration, in part, for the novel Moby Dick.
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1783 Physicist Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, along with the Marquis d'Arlandes, become the first humans to fly in a hot-air balloon
1957 The first ship passes through Iroquois Lock, the first completed lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway
1963 The first episode of Dr. Who , the world's longest running science fiction drama, is broadcast by the BBC.
1859 Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, is published in England.
1986 The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
2003 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England
2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope ,the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
1660 Twelve men, including Christopher Wren,Robert Boyle , John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
1972 Atari announces the release of Pong the first commercially successful video game.
1824 Ground is broken for the first Welland Canal.
1829 Opening of the first Welland Canal .