Daily Archives: January 10, 2016

First man-made contact with the moon made 70 years ago this hour (Jan 10 1946)

Video: 'Radar Makes Round Trip To Moon 1946-01-31 Universal Newsreel Project Diana Earth-Moon-Earth'

(Thursday, January 10, 1946, 11:58 a.m. EST) — The first man-made contact with the moon was made today as radar signals transmitted by the U.S. Army Signal Corps from a laboratory in Belmar, New Jersey, as part of Project Diana were bounced off the lunar surface, measuring its exact distance from the Earth (a mean of 238,857 miles or 384,403 kilometers), and proving that communication is possible between Earth and outer space.

First General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London 70 years ago today (Jan 10 1946)

Video: 'Statement by C. R. Atlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - 1946'

(Thursday, January 10, 1946) — The fifty-one nations of the greatest wartime coalition in history, representing four-fifths of the people in the world, started another chapter in man’s melancholy search for peace and security today as the First session of the United Nations General Assembly convened at Westminster Central Hall in London.