History by Locomotive no. 347 - 2006
* The NEAR Shoemaker touches down on 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
* British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids in an attempt to disable Iraq's air defence network.
* The deorbit of Mir is carried out with the space station falling into the Pacific Ocean near Nadi, Fiji.
* Soyuz TM-32 lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito.
* Letters containing anthrax mailed to ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the ''New York Post'' and ''National Enquirer'' kill 5.
* Marike de Klerk, ex-wife of former State President F.W. de Klerk, is murdered in her flat in Bloubergrant.
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978