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Gemini 5 is launched

The mission broke the previous Soviet record for spaceflight duration. It was possible because of the new fuel cells that generated enough electricity. These cells were a pivotal innovation for future Apollo flights. Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad also practiced a space rendezvous with "pod" deployed from the spacecraft.

William Seward Burroughs invents mechanical calculator

Burroughs developed his adding machine to ease the monotony of clerical work. One year after making his first patent application Burroughs incorporated his business. Adding machines such as his were ubiquitous office equipment until they were phased out in favour of electronic calculators and later personal computers.

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