Other mistakes in history
1812 - Napoleon Invades Russia: In June, Napoleon sets with 600,000 men off to Russia. By November, fewer than
10,000 remain fit for combat. Well done there!
1999 - A team of Lockheed Martin engineers used the English system of measurement, while the rest of the team
used the metric system for a Mars orbiter. The use of two different measurement systems prevented the spacecraft's
navigation coordinates from being transferred from a spacecraft team in Denver to a lab in California. The orbiter
was then lost in space, and NASA was out $125 million.
1961 - Decca Records auditioned a small Liverpool band in their London studios. Eventually, however, they decided
that the group wasn’t sellable. Not long after, they signed with EMI. The group’s name? The Beatles.