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The Crimean War Concludes – 30 March 1856

On 30 March 1856, the Congress of Paris concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, an official declaration that the Crimean War had ended. Signatories of the Treaty of Paris included representatives of Russia on the one side, and the alliance of Britain, France, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia on the other. Austria and Prussia were also represented at the Congress, although they had technically remained neutral during the conflict. Russia and the Ottoman Empire went to war in the fall of 1853 over the immediate issue of Russia’s right to protect Orthodox Christians. The longer term issues...


The United Kingdom Signs the ‘Outer Space Treaty’ – 27 January 1967

Peacetime innovation following WWII led to continued development of the rocket engine and made it the driving force behind the space race of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The first successful orbital launch came from the Soviet unmanned Sputnik 1 in 1957. The early Soviet success spurred on the development of the American space program. In 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the globe, a feat that marked the beginning of a new era in space exploration. As rocket technology progressed, the amount of unmanned objects in earth orbit rapidly proliferated. The same nations that led space...