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Soviet unmanned craft Venera-9

21 October

On October 21, 1975, Soviet unmanned craft Venera-9 became the first ever man-made object to orbit the planet Venus. The spacecraft’s probe touched the surface the following day and transmitted pictures back to Earth. …

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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