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Heinrich Olbers discovered Pallas, the second known asteroid, one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System.
ref: en.wikipedia.org

A. Schwassmann discovered asteroid #454 Mathesis.

Henri Fabre became the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
ref: en.wikipedia.org

Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, DC was granted the first patent for a microfilm reading device.
ref: patents.google.com

Robert Goddard launched the first rocket equipped with gyroscopic controls.
ref: www.nasa.gov

The last episode of the "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was aired on radio.
ref: en.wikipedia.org

Born, Wubbo J. Ockels PhD (at Almelo, Netherlands), ESA astronaut (STS 61-A; 7d 44m in spaceflight) (deceased)
ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels PhD, NASA photoSource: Wikipedia Wubbo_Ockels.jpg
ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels PhD, NASA photo
Source: Wikipedia
ref: www.esa.int

T. Smirnova discovered asteroid #3049.

T. Smirnova discovered asteroid #3071 Nesterov.

E. Bowell discovered asteroid #2873 Binzel.

1985 23:58:00 GMT
NASA launched Intelsat 5A F-10, a COMSAT Corporation commercial communications satellite, the first in a series of improved commercial communications satellites for Intelsat.
ref: nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov

The International Cometary Explorer measured the Solar wind ahead of Comet Halley.
ref: nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov

A Type II supernova was detected in M81 (NGC 3031).
Supernova 1993J in M81, the brighter star in the lower right cornerSource: Greg Bothun's Messier collection m81.gif
Supernova 1993J in M81, the brighter star in the lower right corner
Source: Greg Bothun's Messier collection
ref: messier.seds.org

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