January 04 in history: From the first aircraft close in on moon to a train accident that killed 307 in Pakistan

 | Updated: Jan 04, 2020, 12:18 PM IST

Today, we've got all distance covered from Moon to Burj Khalifa! And not only this, an elephant gets electrocuted, why? Let's find out together. 

Captain William McDonald

The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald.


Topsy, the elephant who was electrocuted

Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison to prove a point.

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Image of Luna 1

Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.


Train accident in Pakistan

Train accident in Pakistan kills 307 and injures 700.


The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, officially opens in Dubai.