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March 26, 1872 The Creation Of The Fire Extinguisher   In 1872, Thomas J. Martin patented the fire extinguisher.   Some historians often regard Martin’s improvement upon an earlier model of the fire extinguisher today as the first practical use of the machinery....

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January 9, 1951     In 1951, the United Nations headquarters in New York officially opened.   The United Nations was founded on October 2, 1945 after the Second World War. Today the international organization contains 193 Member States and is committed to...

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Nov. 29, 1961 - Man Vs. Chimp     One small step for man, one very quick trip around the world for a chimp...   On this day in 1961, Enos the chimp became the first chimp to be launched into space from Cape Canaveral he conducted his mission in the...

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