October 07

This Day in History

1985

Achille Lauro Hijacking

Four heavily armed Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, off the coast of Egypt. Calling themselves the Palestine Liberation Front, the gunmen demanded the release … (more...)

1959

Far Side of the Moon Is Finally Revealed

On this day in 1959, Soviet space probe Luna 3 took the first never-before-seen photographs of the dark side of the Moon, an early feat in the exploration of outer space. The Luna 3 was a … (more...)

1915

Enigmatic Voynich Manuscript Revealed to the Public

On this day in 1915, in a room at the Art Institute of Chicago, the world observed in puzzlement as the Voynich Manuscript was shown to the public for the first time. Rediscovered in 1912 by … (more...)