Add Your Piece of History… 11th July

11 Jul

 

 

  • On this day in 1979.  The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.  In all, the space station orbited Earth 2,476 times during the 171 days and 13 hours of its occupation during the tree manned Skylab Missions.  Astronauts performed ten space walks totalling 42 hours and 16 minutes.

 

  • On this day in 1848.  The Waterloo railway station in London opens.

 

  • On this day in 2006.  Bombay terrorist attack on trains kills more than 160 people and injures a further 460 when seven bombs are detonated on the train network in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai.

 

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

 

 

 

English: Skylab space station. Français : La s...

Skylab space station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Main entrance to London Waterloo rail...

Main entrance to London Waterloo railway station, on the north-east side. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 11th July”

  1. gpcox July 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    William Peacan’s birthday!! The best brother anyone can have.

    • 09history - Emma July 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Happy Birthday to William Peacan! Thank you for adding your piece of history 🙂

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