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1853: The Fish House, the world's first public aquarium, opens at the Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London.
1927: Charles Lindbergh receives a hero's welcome in Paris after becoming the first person to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, having flown from New York City in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, who is instantly transformed from an obscure air mail pilot into an international celebrity, earns the $25,000 Orteig Prize, in the pursuit of which six other aviators had been killed.
1991: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is killed by a Sri Lankan suicide bomber belonging to the separatist Tamil Tigers at a Congress Party rally in Tamil Nadu. Fourteen others, besides Gandhi and the bomber, are killed in the attack. Rajiv Gandhi's mother, Indira Gandhi, had also served as prime minister of India and had been assassinated in 1984. He was 46.
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