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Softly Spoken Greatness

On May 12th, 1970, the US Senate confirmed President Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme Court. Known principally…

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The Skipper of Freedom 7

On May 5th, 1961, Cmdr. Alan Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space when his Freedom 7 spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It…

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Jonas Salk, Public Health Hero

On April 26th, 1954, the first round of Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary…

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Respecting Mother Earth . . . .

On April 22nd, 1970, the first Earth Day is celebrated in the United States and points around the globe. Now an annual event observed every…

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When Failure is Not an Option

On April 13th, 1970, approximately 205,000 miles from Earth, an explosion aboard Apollo 13 ruptured an oxygen tank in the service module. The resulting shortage…

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E=MC2

On March 14, 1879, German mathematician and physicist Albert Einstein arrives on Earth. The ironic, iconic genius born to an electrician and his beloved House…

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