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

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. 


The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald.



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

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



Train accident in Pakistan kills 307 and injures 700.



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


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