HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

 1947 – The Radcliffe Line, the border between the
Dominions of India and Pakistan, is revealed.
 1958 – Pioneer 0, America’s first attempt at lunar
orbit, is launched using the first Thor-Able rocket and
fails. Notable as one of the first attempted launches
beyond Earth orbit by any country.
 1970 – Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will
later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit
data from the surface of another planet (Venus).
 1988 – President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a
plane crash.
 2005 – The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part
of Israeli disengagement from Gaza, starts.
 2005 – Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300
locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh.
 2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes
the first person to win eight gold medals at one
Olympic Games.
 2015 – A bomb explodes near the Erawan Shrine in
Bangkok, Thailand, killing at least 19 people and
injuring 123 others.
 2019 – A bomb explodes at a wedding in Kabul
killing 63 people and leaving 182 injured.