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On This Day - August 17, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: http://bit.ly/14agw7n http://www.worldcrunch.com 1960 – Sean Penn is born. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Penn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smncq9etIJQ 1978 – Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands near Paris, France, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Eagle_II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfh_DCDK81o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUq3tZNJmtw 1977 – The Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to reach the North Pole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arktika_%28icebreaker%29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3KmNNIIRZ4 1908 – Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasmagorie_%281908_film%29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa7TC8QhIMY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCUvAs2p094 Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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