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  1. During WW2 the British maintained an entirely fictional army, the 4th Army, that they successfully used to draw German forces away from invasion targets on multiple occasions, including the Normandy landings

  2. In 1986 a Russian Aeroflot pilot made a bet with the copilot that he could land successfully with the windows covered up. The plane crashed, killing 70 of the 94 on board.

  3. The Most Interesting Man in the World landed the Dos Equis gig by successfully improvising, with the given line "...and that's how I arm wrestled Fidel Castro."

  4. When Julius Caesar landed in Africa, he tripped and fell on his face. This would have been considered a fatal omen by his army, but instead, he shouted: "Africa, I have tight hold of you!". The expedition proved a success.

  5. During the first successful Commando raid at Lofoten, Norway in WWII, the officer used the local telegraph office to send to "A.Hitler in Berlin," the following message: "You said in your last speech, German troops would meet the British wherever they landed. Where are your troops?"

  6. In 1956, pilot Thomas Fitzpatrick lost a bet at a bar in Manhattan, he successfully stole a plane from the airport and landed it on the street in front of the bar. He did it again 2 years later when someone refused to believe he had done it.

  7. Japan successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on an asteroid, collected samples in 2005. The probe returned to earth in 2010.

  8. In 2003, a cargo plane in Iraq was struck by a missile in mid-air, lost complete control of the aircraft, but managed to become the first aircraft in history to land successfully using only varying engine power to steer... only to land in a minefield.

  9. Google will award $30M to the first privately funded teams to successfully 1) land a robot on the Moon, 2) navigate it for more than 500m on its surface, and 3) transmit back high-def videos and images of the feat. Countries like Brazil, Chile, India, Hungary have joined the competition.

  10. Native Americans successfully fought off a Viking raiding party of 50 warriors after they landed in New Foundland, 985 AD

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The largest plane to ever successfully land and take off from an aircraft carrier was a C-130 named "Look Ma, No Hook" to brag about how it needed neither an arresting hook nor a catapult assist.

The first man made aircraft to successfully land on another planet and send back data was the Soviet Venera 7 in 1970. After landing on Venus, the craft sent back only 23 minutes of weak data, presumably because it landed on its side.

In 1979 a group of farmers in China decided to split up their communal land to individual families in secret. They signed a contract and the plan was a massive Success and was a future model for the rest of China.

An 80 year old woman landed a plane successfully after the pilot suffered a heart attack mid-flight.

Teddy Roosevelt’s son at age 56 was the oldest man and only general to land by sea during D-Day. He survived the landings after successfully guiding troops inland under heavy fire but passed away about a month later due to heart problems.

While the last proper successful invasion of England was in 1066, there was a brief period in 1797 when a small French force landed on the beaches. They ended up drinking and eating with the locals before, 2 days later, they got so drunk they had little choice but to surrender.

The first 1080 ever successfully landed on a skateboard was in 2012 by a 12 year old boy

In 2012 a JetBlue pilot making erratic and delusional statements was locked out of the cockpit by his copilot, at which point he had a psychotic breakdown. The plane was landed successfully with no lives lost.

The first successful Mars landing occurred in 1976 when NASAs Viking 1 landed and took photos of the planet's surface.

The probability of your existence (accounting for your ancestral success) is 1 in 10^2,685,000: the same probability of 2 million people each rolling one trillion-sided dice and landing on the same number.

If you successfully apply to settle on the UK overseas territory of Pitcairn, you will be given a plot of land on which you can build yourself a home. The only prerequisite is that you need to have savings or assets totalling NZ$30,000. - fact check

In Haiti's 1805 constitution, white men were banned from owning land, and all citizens were defined as "black". This came shortly after a successful slave revolt and independence.

The USSR beat the US to being the first country to land a probe on another planet: Venus. In the 70s, a series of missions successfully landed on Venus, capturing photographs.

Air Transat Flight 236 lost both engines over the Atlantic, and set a glide record for a commercial airliner of 120km as the pilot successfully made an emergency landing at Lajes Air Base in the Azores.

In August of 1980, Saudi Air Flight 163 carrying 301 people onboard caught fire shortly after taking off from Riyadh International Airport. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing back at Riyadh but when the rescue crew opened the doors all 287 passengers and 14 crew members were dead

Passengers aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 292 were able to watch their own malfunctioning aircraft circle Los Angeles International Airport on the satellite television screens at each seat until the flight crew disabled the system in preparation for the aircraft's successful emergency landing.

USSR successfully landed probes on Venus ten times. - fact check

The first successful attempt to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon occurred in 1966.

Edwin Harris Dunning, the first pilot to successfully land a plane on a moving ship. Also the first pilot to die trying to land a plane on a moving ship (On his third attempt)

The fifth to ninth crusades took place between 1217 and 1272. They were not successful in gaining control of The Holy Land or Jerusalem.

The first thing the astronauts were instructed to do upon successfully completing the first manned mission to land on the moon was to take a nap - fact check

The Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi successfully created the world's first nuclear reactor and his government handler relayed the results by telephone in code for fear of WWII spies as "The Italian navigator has landed in the New World." (Reply: "How were the natives?") "Very friendly."

Nickelodeon star, Kel Mitchell, contemplated suicide by standing off the edge of a building when he wasn't able to land successful acting gigs and lost all of his money from a divorce. After his attempt, he has since become a converted Christian.

A Spanish spy who was awarded both a Nazi Iron Cross and an Order of the British Empire - he was a double agent who was critical in the success of the D-day landings

Osage tribe members were relocated to lands that were later discovered to be rich in oil deposits. They became successful, but many tribespeople started getting shot, poisoned and bombed and the FBI began to investigate.