This Day in History – October 16

1964 First Chinese Nuclear Test Codenamed Chic-1 or 596, the 22 kiloton uranium fission device was dropped at Lop Nur. With this test, China became the fifth nuclear power state in the World. The other four are the United States, Russia, the…

This Day in History – October 15

2003 Shenzhou 5, China’s first human space flight mission launched Launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the middle of the Gobi desert in northern China, this launch brought the Chinese into the exclusive club of countries that have achieved manned…

This Day In History – October 14

1994 Two Israelis and a Palestinian Share the Nobel Peace Prize The Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres shared the Nobel Peace Prize, which is annually awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee based in Oslo, with the President…

What Happened On This Day – October 13

2012 Mauritanian President injured Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot at and injured. Official reports suggest that he was mistakenly shot by the military. 2010 Chilean Miners Rescued The last of the miners trapped in the San José copper-gold mine…