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1902 A Trip to the Moon one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
1952 Dr. Floyd J. Lewis is the first to use a deep-freeze technique in heart surgery.
1803 English scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
1888 George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film. Watch a biographical video.
1980 The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 16.224 km. Take a drive through the tunnel.
1899 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk .
1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operations. See Ontario Power Generation for activities for Gr. 1, 6, and 9.
Monarch migration starts - - Monarch Teacher Network Canada
1945 First 'bug' found in computer software program traced to a moth trapped in a relay, coining the term bug.
2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland. Student activities about CERN .
1792 The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them.
1933 Leó Szilárd , while waiting for a red light, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1922 Highest temperature ever recorded on the Earth at El Aziziyah , Libya (58 °C)
1959 The USSR's Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
1835 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands.
1987 The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion
1908 The first airplane fatality was Thomas Selfridge . Selfridge had been part of Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experimental Association at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
World Water Monitoring Day
1991 The finding of the Iceman
1970 Luna 16: the first automated vehicle to land on the Moon and return a sample of material to Earth
1826 Construction begins on the Rideau Canal
1994 The Nordhordland Bridge:the world's longest pontoon bridge without lateral anchorage (because of the depth of Salhusfjorden)
National Forestry Week begins
First day of Autumn - Autumnal Equinox activities and background
1852 The Dirigible achieves the first powered and controlled flight.
1956 Telephone conversations are transmitted across the Atlantic via underwater cable for the first time.
2008 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
1937 The Bali tiger is declared extinct.
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his lab, discovering what became known as penicillin.
2007 The world's first commercial nuclear power station Calder Tower is demolished.
2004 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken.