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Dolly, the sheep, dies

First cloned mammal, sheep Dolly, was euthanized, because she suffered progressive lung disease and severe arthritis. There was probably no direct connection with Dolly being a clone. Lung diseases are a particular danger for sheep kept indoors and Dolly had to sleep inside for security reasons. Her stuffed remains are on display in National Museum of Scotland.

First GPS satellite is launched

In 1983 a Korean Boeing 747 was shot down by Russian Su-15 fighter. The airliner flew inside military airspace due the navigation error. American president Ronald Reagan decided to make U. S. military satellite navigation system freely available for civilian use. First of the 24 GPS satellites was launched six years later.

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