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  26 марта в Томск прибыл первый курьерский поезд прямого сообщения из Москвы, ознаменовавший начало постоянной эксплуатации ж/д ветки Тайга–Томск. Поезду устроили торжественную встречу, на вокзале отслужен молебен, а в гостинице «Европейская» состоялся парадный обед.


The US recognized the German conquest of Austria.


April 6, 1938 that a scientist at DuPont, Dr. Roy Plunkett, made the first batch.

Plunkett was playing around with different gases in his lab. His goal was to come up with a better coolant gas.

He left one batch of this gas overnight in a container. When he arrived the next day, the gas was no longer.

Instead, the container was filled with a waxy solid which he found to be very slippery and impervious to all sorts of corrosive chemicals that usually chew things apart.

This stuff was tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a solid version of those dreaded fluorocarbons (freon).

As you can tell, tetrafluoroethylene is not a very catchy name.

Good old Doc Plunkett came up with an abbreviated name for the stuff – Teflon.


  Впервые прозвучала в эфире передача для детей «Музыкальная шкатулка». Вскоре появилась и передача «Пригласительный билет».

  Впервые Всесоюзным радио проведён «Радиодень соц-х стран».

– In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150. + Race Riots continue in cities throughout the US following the assassination of black civil rights leader Martin Luther King on 4 April. Curfews have put in place around the country and National Guard Soldiers have been mobilized to keep control. The death toll from arson attacks is 19 and the looting and shooting continue. The cities worst affected include Chicago, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit and at another 75 cities around the country.

  La cantante española Massiel gana en Londres, por primera vez para España, el Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión, con „La, la, la“.


The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.
Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.


Pakistan successfully tested a medium-range missile capable of striking neighboring India.


– The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activities.

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