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1623 - Blaise Pascal born
The French mathematician, physicist and prodigy Blaise Pascal laid the foundations for the modern theory of probabilities and formulated Pascal’s law of pressure. He also invented the syringe and the hydraulic press.
1963 - First woman in space returns to Earth
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova returns to Earth after spending three days in space. She was selected from more than 400 applicants to pilot the spacecraft Vostok 6.
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