1954 Godzilla’s first film
1957 Laika the dog goes into orbit in Sputnik 2
1973 Mariner 10 launched to Mercury
Micronesia Independence Day (from US 1986)
Micronesia is made up of thousands of islands. In the early 20th century they were owned by the US, who had taken a lot of islands from Spain in their war with them in 1898, Germany and the UK. Germany’s islands were seized after WWI and mostly became League of Nations mandates.Today most of the islands are independent.