1808 – The Portuguese royal family arrives in Brazil after fleeing the French army’s invasion of Portugal two months earlier.
1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
1968 – Apollo Program: Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial.
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