Sunday, May 22, 2011

On this day - 22nd May

1570  Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas in Belgium
1819  The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean
1892  Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invented the toothpaste tube
1908  The Wright brothers registered their flying machine for a U.S. patent
1972  The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the republic of Sri Lanka
1998  Bolivia was hit with a series of powerful earthquakes. At least 18 were killed. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.9 to 6.8

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