September 21

This Day in History

2003

Galileo Probe Meets a Fiery End

On this day in 2003, NASA's Galileo Probe crashes itself into Jupiter after 14 years of discoveries. On 18 October 1989 the Galileo spacecraft was launched into the cosmos and over six years later, … (more...)

1985

First Reunion for North and South Korean Families

For the first time since Korea's division at the 38th parallel between Soviet and American occupying forces in 1945, long-dispersed families were reunited in an emotionally-charged atmosphere during … (more...)

1954

Atomic Sub Nautilus

The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered vessel, is commissioned by the United States Navy. The 325-foot sub, designed by Russian-born American engineer Hyman George Rickover, could remain … (more...)