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1970

Apollo 13 returns to Earth

On this day in 1970, with the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth.

On 11 April, the third manned lunar landing mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The mission was headed for a landing on the... Read more >

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2011

Game of Thrones makes its debut

Sword and Saucery

Fans of dragons and ladies’ chest parts were rejoicing on this day in 2011, as the television phenomena that is Game of Thrones debuted on HBO in the USA. Based on the large fantasy novels of George RR Martin (I believe the RR stands for ‘Really (Great) Riter') the show involves various sets of people, usually wearing furs, trying to get their hands... Read more >