A seedless watermelon was developed at Purdue University. It is round and expected to weighed about 3.63 to 5.54 kg, it could well be seen on sale in parts of the country by next year.
The largest oil refinery in Europe opens at Fawley on Southampton Water, the refinery is owned by Esso and is designed to process 300,000 barrels of crude oil daily.
The First Man Made Object Luna 2 crash lands on the Moon becoming the first man made object to reach the Moon in what many are calling the space race between the worlds two superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded by five core members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
Microsoft has become the biggest company in the world after just 23 years, after being valued at $261bn on the New York stock exchange finally beating General Electric in valuation.
An outbreak of 200 Escherichia coli (E. coli) illnesses in 26 states is traced to the bacteria in organic bagged fresh spinach grown on a 50 acre farm in San Benito County, California.
Japan launched its first lunar probe successfully. The probe, called Selene, was set to first orbit the Earth and then travel to the moon and gather information with two smaller satellites for a year.
An airliner from the Russian national airline, Aeroflot, crashed after it caught fire in mid-air, killing all eighty-eight passengers on board. The flight was coming from Moscow and on its way to Perm.
Japan launches the “affordable” Epsilon space rocket. The Epsilon rocket is about half the size of Japan’s previous rockets and is also half the cost to produce. This rocket also uses artificial intelligence to perform some jobs like safety checks.
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