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TODAY IN HISTORY -03 October



• 1778 – Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.


• 1867 – Death Date of Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (Birth On 1819)

• 1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power.

• 1962 – Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.

• 1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J).

• 2007 – Death Date Of M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist, author, and academic (Birth On  1930)





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