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Quaoar is discovered

Quaoar actual discovering image was taken on June 4 and analyzed on June 5. It was officially discovered on June 6 by astronomers Chad Trujillo and Michael Brown at the California Institute of Technology, from images acquired at Palomar Observatory. Quaoar is special because signs of crystalline ice have been found.

English engineer Christopher is born

He is known as the inventor of the hovercraft. Cockerell wanted to design a boat which is not slowed by the water drag. In 1954, he performed an experiment using kitchen scales, tin cans, and a vacuum cleaner to show that a stream of air could solve the problem. The next year he built first working balsa wood model of hovercraft.

Magician Nevil Maskelyne performs first hack in history

He intervened in a public demonstration of a wireless telegraph given by Guglielmo Marconi and John Fleming. They wanted to send a message at 300 miles: from clifftop station in Poldhu, Cornwall, UK, to London. Maskelyne used their device to send his own massage. It was a facetious poem accusing Marconi of diddling the public.

Guglielmo Marconi receives patent for Wireless Telegraphy

Marconi can’t be called the only inventor of the radio. The wireless communication technology had more than one creator. The discovery was made possible by theoretical work of Scottish physicist James Maxwell. His Russian colleague Alexander Popov accomplished radio transmission before Marconi. But Marconi was most important of all radio inventors.

The first hot-air balloon is launched

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier are best known for inventing of a Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique in 1782 and did the successful piloted flight in 1983. Beside it, they had made many more inventions.

Philosopher Socrates is born

He is considered a founder of western philosophy. His predecessors, the pre-Socratics, were interested in explanations of natural phenomena, including the origin of the universe. Socrates, however, shifted the main interest of philosophers towards human mind and society. Socrates himself did not left any writings. He is known from the writings of his students.

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