Day: April 13, 2009

Today in History – 14 April

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1995 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

1961 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union

1923 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters

1828 1st edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary published

1792 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars

1611 Word “telescope” is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)


Today in history – 13th April

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1994 United Arab Emirates’ 1st official ODI, losing to India

1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

1960 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara

1796 1st elephant arrives in U.S. from India

1933 1st flight over Mount Everest by Lord Clydesdale