On this day — 18 October
Posted on: Fri 18 Oct 2019
On this day in 1968, Circus Circus Hotel opens in Las Vegas, it is the largest permanent big top in the world. Intended for grown-ups, Circus Circus Hotel has presented a wide variety of shows, from the “Egypt” of the Dunes to the “Rome” of Caesars Palace.
Another story celebrated on this day is the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on a mission that included the deployment of the Galileo space probe. After gravitational assist flybys of Venus and Earth, Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.
Produced by Zoe Kounadis
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