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Today is Tolkien Reading Day. The date (March 25) was chosen in honor of the fall of Sauron in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It's also day 84 ... a number which could be thought of as two answers to the ultimate question. On this date in history: 1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens. 1979 - The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch. 1992 - Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returned to Earth from the Mir space station after a 10-month stay, during which his native country, the Soviet Union, ceased to exist. 1995 - WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, was made public by Ward Cunningham. 1996 - The European Union's Veterinarian Committee banned the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy). (59 articles)
created March 25, 2015
updated March 25, 2015