On 8th May 1835 the first installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children, by Hans Christian Anderson was published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark
On 1st of May 1707 the Act of Union was passed by the Parliaments of Scotland and England.
Taken during the second Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA), shows two U.S. spacecraft on the surface of the moon. The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM) is in the background. The unmanned Surveyor 3 spacecraft is in the foreground.
On 10th of April 1815 the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history took place when Mount Tambora, Indonesia exploded.
On the 3rd of April 1973 the first mobile phone call was made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey.
On 27th of March 1952, the musical comedy film Singing in the Rain, premiered at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
On 20th of March 1800 Alessandro Volta reported in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, the invention of an electric battery.
On 6th March 1957 Ghana became an independent country.
On 27th of February 1814 Beethoven’s 8th Symphony in F premiered at a concert in the Redoutensaal, Vienna.
On 20th of February 1472 Orkney was annexed to Scotland – pawned off for the unpaid dowry debt of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.