It happened on a Friday.
- March 10th 1876 the first telephone call. The first words were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
- July 6th 1945, first atomic bomb detonated at a site called Trinity 100 km northwest of Alamogordo USA.
- 29th May 1953, Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest
New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese
Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, become the first to reach the summit of
- Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.
- 4th October 1957, Sputnik satellite launched.
The Russian satellite launched into space, the first man-made object ever to leave the Earth's atmosphere.
- JF Kennedy shot dead in Dallas 22nd November 1963.
The President of the United States was assassinated by a gunman
in Dallas, Texas.
- Nelson Mandela jailed for life, 12th June 1964.
The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is jailed for life for sabotage.
- 3rd May 1968, Surgeons conduct UK's first heart transplant.
Britain's first heart transplant was successfully carried this day by a team of 18 doctors and nurses at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London.
The operation, which was led by South African-born surgeon Donald Ross, was undertaken on an unnamed 45-year-old man.
- Rock legend Hendrix dies after party, 18th September 1970.
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix died after collapsing at a party in London.