Sunday, May 15, 2011

On this day - 15th May

1718   London lawyer James Puckle patents the machine gun
1829   The US Congress designates the slave trade as piracy
1918   The world's first regular air mail service begins between Washington and New York
1957   Britain's first H-bomb is dropped on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean
1988   The USSR begins evacuating troops from Afghanistan

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