André-Jacques Garnerin in 1797 makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
Foundation of the National University of Colombia was done in 1867.
In 1879, using a filament of carbonized thread; Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
Henry Ford became President of Ford Motor Company in 1906.
Nikola Tesla in 1927 introduced six new inventions including single-phase electric power.
Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean in 1968 after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
In 2008 India launched its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.