1st prize of 100,000 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy.
On December 17, 1900
Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
On December 17, 1967
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