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date: 17 January 2019

Gunpowder and Rocketry Huǒyào hé huǒjiàn 火药和火箭‎ 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Frank H. WinterFrank H. WINTER

Gunpowder is one of history’s most important discoveries. Scholars believe gunpowder originated in China by the late Song dynasty (960–1279). While the early history of rocketry is not certain, the earliest known clear reference to a rocket dates to1264. ...

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