Happy 19-th Unix dYear!

Happy 19000th Unix day.

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A dYear (decimal year) is a 1000 days by our new calendar, and it's time to celebrate, and remember what happened during this 1000 days (between 18000th Unix day, which was 2019-04-14, and now, the 19000th day, which is 2022-01-08).

Here's some of the 18-th dYear highlights, according to Wikipedia:

  • 18014 – The deepest dive of any human in history is achieved by Victor Vescovo, as he reaches Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench, at a depth of 10,928 m. (link)
  • 18024 – The first patient ever to receive a genetically modified phage therapy to treat a drug-resistant infection is reported: a British teenager, Isabelle Holdaway, 17, successfully recovers from a near-deadly bacterial infection. (link)
  • 18036 - The redefinition of the SI system of measurement adopted by the majority of countries in the world takes effect. (link)
  • 18150 - Astronomers announce the detection of water in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b, the first such discovery for an exoplanet in the habitable zone around a star. (link)
  • 18192 - Google announces that its 53-qubit "Sycamore" processor has achieved quantum supremacy. (link)
  • 18205 - 11,000 scientists from around the world publish a study in the journal BioScience, warning "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency" (link)
  • 18231 - COVID-19 pandemic: First known human case of Coronavirus disease 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei, China. (link)
  • 18248 - The CHEOPS space telescope, whose mission is to study the formation of extrasolar planets and determine their precise radius, likely density and internal structure, is launched. (link)
  • 18260 - Chinese authorities announce that He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world's first genetically edited human babies, has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined 3 million yuan (US$430,000) for his genetic research efforts. (link)
  • 18261 - COVID-19 pandemic: First official reports of "viral pneumonia" from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. (link)
  • 18262 - A rare, circumbinary planet called TOI 1338-b is discovered. (link)
  • 18291 - COVID-19 pandemic: The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak of the disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the sixth time that this measure has been invoked since 2009. (link)
  • 18380 - A fast radio burst is detected from the Magnetar SGR 1935+2154, the first ever detected inside the Milky Way, and the first to be linked to a known source. (link)
  • 18381 - (52768) 1998 OR2, a near-Earth asteroid that is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) wide, makes a close approach of 0.042 AU (6.3 million km; 16 LD) to Earth. It will not approach closer than this until 2079. (link)
  • 18382 NASA officially selects SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to build its next-generation lunar lander to carry American astronauts to the Moon by 2024. (link)
  • 18383 COVID-19 pandemic: The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients reaches 1 million worldwide, according to data from The Johns Hopkins University. (link)
  • 18388 Astronomers announce the discovery of the first black hole located in a star system visible to the naked eye. (link)
  • 18393 The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology publishes the result of radiocarbon and DNA analysis from the fossils that has been found in the Bacho Kiro cave, Bulgaria. The result, showing that the fossils belong to Homo sapiens instead of Neanderthal, indicates that modern humans may have arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought. (link)
  • 18397 Researchers announce a 2.5 cm millipede fossil belonging to the Kampecaris genus, discovered on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, is the world's oldest-known land animal, which lived 425 million years ago in the Silurian period. (link)
  • 18412 The first crewed flight of the SpaceX Dragon 2 is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first manned spacecraft to take off from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011. (link)
  • 18416 SpaceX successfully launches and deploys 60 Starlink satellites into a low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to 482. (link)
  • 18473 NASA successfully launches its Mars 2020 rover mission to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples for return to Earth. The mission includes technology demonstrations to prepare for future human missions. (link)
  • 18519 The Royal Astronomical Society announces the detection of phosphine in Venus' atmosphere, which is known to be a strong predictor for the presence of microbial life. (link)
  • 18555 NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touches down on Bennu, becoming the agency's first probe to retrieve samples from an asteroid, with its cargo due for return to Earth in 2023. (link)
  • 18561 NASA confirms the existence of molecular water on the sunlit side of the Moon, near Clavius crater, at concentrations of up to 412 parts per million. (link)
  • 18581 NASA and SpaceX launch the SpaceX Crew-1 mission from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A to the ISS, the first operational flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. (link)
  • 18582 COVID-19 pandemic: The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is proven to be 94.5% effective against COVID-19 based on interim results, including severe illnesses. The vaccine has been cited as being among those that are easier to distribute as no ultra-cold storage is required. (link)
  • 18584 COVID-19 pandemic: Pfizer and BioNTech complete trials on their COVID-19 vaccine, with an overall effectiveness rate of 95% without adverse events. (link)
  • 18589 COVID-19 pandemic: AstraZeneca's AZD1222 vaccine, developed in collaboration with Oxford University, is shown to be 70% effective in protecting against COVID-19. (link)
  • 18596 Protein folding, one of the biggest mysteries in biology,[288] is solved by AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence algorithm developed by DeepMind. (link)
  • 18614 Media outlets report that astronomers have detected a radio signal, BLC1, apparently from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. Astronomers have stated that this and other, yet unpublished, signals, are thought to likely be "interference that we cannot fully explain" and that it appears to be among the two strongest candidates for a radio signal humanity received from extraterrestrial intelligence so far. (link)
  • 18640 In Lyon, France, the first transplant of both arms and shoulders is performed on an Icelandic patient at the Édouard Herriot Hospital. (link)
  • 18649 The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, comes into effect. (link)
  • 18653 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeds 100 million worldwide. (link)
  • 18659 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 100 million. (link)
  • 18676 NASA's Mars 2020 mission (containing the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter drone) lands on Mars at Jezero Crater, after seven months of travel. (link)
  • 18711 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 500 million. (link)
  • 18726 Roscosmos launches the Soyuz MS-18 mission, carrying three Expedition 65 crewmembers to the International Space Station. (link)
  • 18732 Scientists announce they successfully injected human stem cells into the embryos of monkeys, creating chimera-embryos. (link)
  • 18736 NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, part of the Mars 2020 mission, performs the first powered flight on another planet in history. (link)
  • 18740 SpaceX launches the Crew-2 mission, carrying four crew members of Expedition 65 and 66 to the International Space Station aboard Crew Dragon Endeavour. (link)
  • 18746 The China National Space Administration launches the first module of its Tiangong space station, named Tianhe, beginning a two-year effort to build the station in orbit. (link)
  • 18749 The SpaceX Crew-1 mission ends, returning four crew members of Expedition 64 and 65 to Earth from the International Space Station aboard Crew Dragon Resilience. (link)
  • 18752 SpaceX successfully flies, lands, and recovers a Starship prototype for the first time, after four unsuccessful previous attempts. (link)
  • 18761 The China National Space Administration lands its Zhurong rover at Utopia Planitia on Mars, making China the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the planet and only the second to land a rover. (link)
  • 18785 The Juno spacecraft performs its only flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the first flyby of the moon by any spacecraft in over 20 years. (link)
  • 18795 The China National Space Administration sends its first three astronauts to occupy the Tiangong Space Station, the country's first space station. (link)
  • 18826 An international investigation reveals that spyware sold by Israel's NSO Group to different governments is being used to target heads of state, along with thousands of activists, journalists and dissidents around the world. (link)
  • 18827 Blue Origin successfully conducts its first human test flight, with a reusable New Shepard rocket delivering four crew members into space. (link)
  • 18836 The first direct observation of light from behind a black hole is reported, confirming Einstein's theory of general relativity. (link)
  • 18837 Roscosmos' Nauka laboratory docks with the International Space Station following a protracted seventeen-year development and launch on 21 July. (link)
  • 18886 Inspiration4 launched by SpaceX becomes the first all-civilian spaceflight, carrying a four-person crew on a three-day orbit of the Earth. (link)
  • 18905 Roscosmos launches the Soyuz MS-19 mission, which carries an Expedition 66 crewmember and two Channel One Russia personnel to the International Space Station. (link)
  • 18906 The World Health Organization endorses the first malaria vaccine. (link)
  • 18916 The Lucy spacecraft is launched by NASA, the first mission to explore the Trojan asteroids. (link)
  • 18932 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of recorded deaths from COVID-19 surpasses 5 million. (link)
  • 18942 SpaceX launches the Crew-3 mission, carrying four Expedition 66 crew members to the International Space Station. (link)
  • 18947 Russia draws international condemnation following an anti-satellite weapon test that creates a cloud of space debris, threatening the International Space Station. (link)
  • 18955 NASA launches the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the first attempt to deflect an asteroid for the purpose of learning how to protect Earth. (link)
  • 18986 NASA, ESA, the Canadian Space Agency and the Space Telescope Science Institute launch the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope. (link)
  • 18996 China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—issue a rare joint statement affirming that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." (link)
  • 18999 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 300 million worldwide. (link)
  • 19000We'll soon have Webb Space Telescope launched and nearly deployed?

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So, with that, 18999.81755 is really close to 19000, let me know if I should include any technologically significant event into the list of events in 18th dYear.


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