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30th December 1924
Edwin Hubble discovers the existence of other galaxies.
Using the most powerful telescope at the time, Edwin Hubble made a huge impact on astronomy, and science in general, by demonstrating that other galaxies besides our own Milky Way existed.
Known for playing a vital role in the development of extragalactic astronomy, Edwin Hubble was an American astronomer who is widely regarded as the most influential observational cosmologist of the 20th century.
September 11th 1961
The first World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) office opens.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment.
August 11th 1999
Millions marvel at the total eclipse of the century.
A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, obscuring the view of the Sun from Earth, with a total eclipse blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into night.