Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission where the crew took the famous “blue marble” photo of the entire Earth on this day in 1972.
Did you know that:
• The first Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in the Great Storm on this day in 1703
• The gas refrigerator was patented on this day in 1926
• The first gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrived in New York on this day in 1932
• Wiley Post discovered the jet stream on this day in 1934
• The first prototype of the Fairey Barracuda flew on this day in 1940
// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui