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• 1147 – First historical record of Moscow.

• 1796 – French naturalist Georges Cuvier delivered a lecture at the National Museum of Natural History on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of paleontology.

• 1873 – The Kennel Club, the oldest kennel club in the world, was founded in the United Kingdom.

• 1949 – Twelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO, an organization that constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.

• 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.

• 1983 – Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space.

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