On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1803: Meteorites fall in L’Aigle, France.

On this Day in History in 1859: Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity – 1st time this defense used successfully in the US.

On this Day in History in 1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 141: 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1345: Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought “cause of plague epidemic”
 
On this Day in History in 1964: ESRO established, European Space Research Organization.
 
On this Day in History in 1979: Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.