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The Mars Observer probe takes the first photos of Mars, more than 5 billion km from Earth.
Montreal Expos baseball player Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s 3,052 career hits.
Apollo 15 takes off towards the Moon with the Lunar Roving Vehicle on board.
Fidel Casto attacks the barracks of Fulgencio Batista with the aim of overthrowing him in Cuba. He will succeed six years later.
Walt Disney is launching its 13th animated film, “Alice in Wonderland”. The premiere takes place in London.
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of England after an electoral defeat.
The first mission is established in Trois-Rivières.