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1786Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat completed the first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc in the Alps, an act considered to be the birth of modern mountaineering. refimprove section
1870Liberal radicals in Ploiești, Romania, revolted against Romanian Domnitor Carol I, only to be arrested the next day. no footnotes
1876Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph machine, a printing device that was one of the forerunners to the photocopier. refimprove
1929 – German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin embarked on a flight to circumnavigate the world. refimprove section
1942 – Following a speech by Mohandas K. Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee passed the Quit India Resolution, calling for the immediate independence of India from the United Kingdom. original research, neutrality issues
1946 – The prototype of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker, the first purpose-designed nuclear weapon delivery vehicle to be mass-produced, made its maiden flight. refimprove section
1963 – In one of the largest robberies in British history, a gang of 15 train robbers stole £2.6 million in bank notes at Bridego Railway Bridge, Buckinghamshire, England. refimprove section, outdated
1967 – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. multiple issues
1991 – The Warsaw radio mast, the tallest structure ever built at 646.38 m (2,120.7 ft), collapsed due to an error in exchanging the guys on the highest stock of the mast. no footnotes




August 8: Tu B'Av begins at nightfall (Judaism, 2017)


Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) · Ernest Lawrence (b. 1901) · Sheila Varian (b. 1937)

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