Return to Daily IQ 2000GTCAThe first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed. 1819 The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson. 1843 Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony. 1906 The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France. 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened. 1963 President John Kennedy gave his, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin. 1976 The CN tower in Toronto opened, then the world's tallest free-standing structure. 2003 Former South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond died at age 100. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?