On this day: November 9

Published: Nov 08 2012 10:01:03 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 09 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

OTD November 9 - Venus Express
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European Space Agency

2005: The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The probe arrived at Venus in April 2006 and has been continuously sending back science data from its polar orbit around the planet since.

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