Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

June 27, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the US launched Seasat, an experimental ocean surveillance satellite. Each day Seasat makes 14 orbits of Earth and in 36 hours is able to monitor nearly 96% of the oceanic surface. The satellite’s … Continue reading

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July 22, 2009

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 2009, the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century occurred and lasted up to 6 minutes and 38 seconds and covered parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards … Continue reading

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October 23, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1987 France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island in the South Pacific and the US performed one at the Nevada Test Site. While the US bomb explosion was of course bigger and packed … Continue reading

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June 11, 1770

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1770 Captain James Cook crashed into the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia and, in effect, discovering it. His first words upon making his unplanned discovery were, “Who in the bloody hell put this … Continue reading

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