History January 17th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    1562 - Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France

    1584 - Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar

    1773 - Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66ø 33' S)

    1779 - Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery

    1861 - Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper

    1871 - 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)

    1895 - F‚lix Faure installed as president of France

    1905 - Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer and C G Scannell, Chicago

    1928 - 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented

    1929 - Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"

    1968 - Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft

    1969 - Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK

    1969 - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US

    1969 - Soyuz 5 lands

    1976 - Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency

    1980 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-3