January 21

This Day in History

1976

Concorde takes off

The first Concorde jets carrying commercial passengers simultaneously take off from London's Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport outside Paris. The London flight was headed to Bahrain in the Persian … (more...)

1863

Australia’s first state funeral held

Explorers Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills led a major Victorian expedition to traverse the continent from south to north and back again, a feat that had yet to be accomplished in Australia. … (more...)