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Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet first flight

The Boeing 747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft often referred to by its original nickname, "Jumbo Jet". The first flight took place on with test pilots Jack Waddell and Brien Wygle at the controls and Jess Wallick at the flight engineer's station.

Rotterdam metro is opened by Princess Beatrix

The Rotterdam Metro is a rapid transit system operated in Rotterdam, Netherlands and surrounding municipalities by RET. The first line called Noord – Zuidlijn opened and ran from Centraal Station to Zuidplein, crossing the river Nieuwe Maas in a tunnel. It was the first metro system to open in the Netherlands. At the time it was also one of the shortest metro lines in the world with a length of only 5.9 km.

McCarthy says communists are in State Department

McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He is known for alleging that numerous Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government, universities, film industry, and elsewhere.

Daylight-saving "war time" goes into effect in USA

DST became a local option and was observed in some states until World War II when President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round DST, called "War Time". It lasted until the last Sunday in September. After that many states and cities east of the Mississippi River adopted summer DST.

Battle of Guadalcanal ends with an American victory

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by American forces, was a military campaign fought between on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan and it was won by Americans.

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