1953: Discovery
of DNA structure

Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA was published in Nature magazine.

1982: First color broadcast in India

Ahead of the 1982 Asian Games, Doordarshan began a test run for the first colored television broadcast.

1990: Hubble Space Telescope sent into orbit

The Hubble Space Telescope was placed into operation by the crew of the Discovery space shuttle.

2015: Nepal
earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal, wrecking several buildings in Kathmandu and triggering landslides and avalanches.

2021: First POC
wins Oscar for best director

Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao became the first person of color to win the best director at the 2021 Academy Awards.

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