1923 – The first patent application for the rotary-dial telephone was submitted in France by Antoine Barnay.
1953 – Jackie Cochran took off from Rogers Dry Lake, California piloting an F-86 Sabre plane and reached averaged speeds of 652.337 miles per hour, becoming the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1969 – Apollo 10 launched, going on to complete all the stages of a moon landing mission without landing on the Moon. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Thomas Stafford descended in the Lunar Module to within 15KM of the lunar surface.
1998 – The United States Department of Justice and twenty US states filed civil actions against Microsoft, alleging the company abused monopoly power regarding operating system and Web browser sales.
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