September 19: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(September 19, 1977)
Voyager I was the first spacecraft to photograph the Earth and the Moon together from a great distance. photo source:

(September 19, 1982)
Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist, writes the first recorded smiley faces :-), and the frowny faces :-( on the university's bulletin board system. photo source:

(September 19, 1983)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day.

(September 19, 1991)
The body of the man known as Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Alps, near the boundary between Italy and Austria, and has been frozen in ice for 5,300 years. photo source:

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