1. 1895:The famed Paris-Bordeaux Auto Race takes place
It was on this date in 1895 that arguably the first auto race ever took place in France. The race would start in Paris and go to the town of Bordeaux and then back to Paris, making it roughly 732 miles. Winning the race was Emile Levassor, who drove a Panhard et Levassor that had a four horsepower Daimler engine. He finished the race in just under 49 hrs with an average speed of 15mph, which at the time may as well have been a land speed record.
2. 1966: The Miranda Rights are established
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in a court of law. You have the right attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you” are words that nobody ever wants to hear. That, of course, is the Miranda Rights, and they were established on this date back in 1966. The decision to put these right into place was based of the case of Ernesto Miranda v. Arizona. Miranda confessed to these crimes but later recanted after learning that he had the right to remain silent. The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in and helped get an appeal, though Miranda was still sent to prison from 1966-1972.
3. 1983: Pioneer 10 deep space probe leaves solar system
The Pioneer 10 is considered the world’s first outer-planetary probe, and it was designed to explore space afar beyond our solar system. Just over 10 years after it was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on this date in 1983, the Pioneer 10 left our solar system. The probe would continue to roam into the deepest, darkest parts of space until March of 1997 when NASA officially ended the mission. By that time, the Pioneer 10 was said to of traveled more than 6 billion miles.