Opened: Jun 16, 1884
Height: 50′ 0″ (15.24 m)
Max speed: 6.03 mph (9.70 km/h)
G-force: 2.90 g
Track length: 600 feet (182.88 m)
Duration: 1 minutes
Born: Mar 06, 1937 (age 80) · Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia
Spouse: Yuli Shaposhnikov · Andriyan Nikolayev (m. 1963 – 1982)
Children: Elena Andrianovna Nikolaeva-Tereshkova (Daughter)
Space missions: Vostok 6
Parents: Elena Fyodorovna Tereshkova (Mother) · Vladimir Tereshkov (Father)Highlights
- 1962: On 16 February 1962, Valentina Tereshkova was selected to join the female cosmonaut corps.
- 1963: She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.
- 1963: Valentina Tereshkova married Andriyan Nikolayev on November 03, 1963; their marriage lasted 19 years till 1982.
- 1982: She and Nikolayev divorced in 1982.
- 1997: In 1997, London-based electronic pop group Komputer released a song entitled “Valentina” which gives a more-or-less direct account of her career as a cosmonaut.
- 1997: In 1997, she was retired from the Russian Air Force and the cosmonaut corps by presidential order.
Born: 1412 · Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431 · Rouen, France
Written works: Joan of Arc · The trial of Jeanne d’Arc · Joan of Arc, self portrait
Siblings: Pierre d’Arc (Brother) · Catherine d’Arc (Sister) · Jacquemin d’Arc (Brother) · Jean d’Arc (Brother)
Related movies: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Parents: Jacques d’Arc (Father) · Isabelle Romée (Mother)Highlights
- 1415: Henry V of England took advantage of these internal divisions when he invaded the kingdom in 1415, winning a dramatic victory at Agincourt on 25 October and subsequently capturing many northern French towns.
- 1418: In 1418 Paris was taken by the Burgundians, who massacred the Count of Armagnac and about 2,500 of his followers.
- 1420: In 1420 the queen of France, Isabeau of Bavaria, signed the Treaty of Troyes, which granted the succession of the French throne to Henry V and his heirs instead of her son Charles.
- 1429: Entrance of Joan of Arc into Reims in 1429, painting by Jan Matejko
- 1431: Legal proceedings commenced on 9 January 1431 at Rouen, the seat of the English occupation government.
- 1431: Joan of Arc died on May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France.
Lived: Mar 15, 1767 – Jun 08, 1845 (age 78)
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Spouse: Rachel Jackson
Parties: Jacksonian democracy · Democratic Party · Democratic-Republican Party
Vice Presidents: Martin Van Buren · John C. Calhoun
Buried: The HermitageHighlights
- 1805: Jackson longed for war against Spain or Great Britain, and he briefly became part of Aaron Burr’s plot to attack Spain before the latter was arrested in 1805.
- 1821: After the ratification of the Adams–Onís Treaty in 1821, Jackson briefly served as the Governor of Florida before returning to Tennessee.
- 1823: In 1823, with his political ambitions growing, Jackson allowed his name to be placed in contention for one of Tennessee’s U.S. Senate seats, and the legislature narrowly elected him.
- 1832: At the first Democratic National Convention, which was privately engineered by members of the Kitchen Cabinet, Calhoun and Jackson broke from each other politically and Van Buren replaced Calhoun as Jackson’s running mate in the 1832 presidential election.
- 1832: On December 28, 1832, with less than two months remaining in his term, Calhoun resigned as Vice President to become a U.S. Senator for South Carolina.
- 1845: Jackson died at his plantation on June 8, 1845, at the age of 78, of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy, and heart failure.
Lived: Feb 06, 1895 – Aug 16, 1948 (age 53)
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Spouse: Claire Merritt Ruth (m. 1929 – 1948) · Helen Woodford Ruth (m. 1914 – 1929)
Children: Dorothy Ruth (Daughter) · Julia Ruth Stevens (Daughter)
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Education: Cardinal Gibbons SchoolHighlights
- 1914: Babe Ruth married Helen Woodford Ruth on October 17, 1914; their marriage lasted 15 years till January 11, 1929.
- 1915: The winning pitcher, Warhop, would in August 1915 conclude a major league career of eight seasons, undistinguished but for being the first major league pitcher to give up a home run to Babe Ruth.
- 1916: By 1916, he had built a reputation as an outstanding pitcher who sometimes hit long home runs, a feat unusual for any player in the pre-1920 dead-ball era.
- 1920: Yankees business manager Harry Sparrow had died early in the 1920 season; to replace him, Ruppert and Huston hired Barrow.
- 1921: Ruth hit home runs early and often in the 1921 season, during which he broke Roger Connor’s mark for home runs in a career, 138.
- 1923: Yankee Stadium was completed in time for the home opener on April 18, 1923, at which the Babe hit the first home run in what was quickly dubbed “the House that Ruth Built”.
Population: 264,579 (2014)
Area: 160.07 sq miles (414.57 km²)
Travel tip: Stunning architecture. Mysterious passageways. And of course, the canals. Venice is one of the most alluring cities in the world—the type of place where, as a visitor, you’ll @tripadvisor
Mayor: Luigi Brugnaro
For more things to do in Italy, including Venice, check out Jen’s Review
Date: Mar 25, 1911
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Movements: Beat Generation
Original language: English
Born: Aug 22, 1882 · Paris, France
Died: Jul 18, 1919 · FranceHighlights
- 1990: In October 1909, de Laroche appealed to her friend, aviator and aeroplane builder Charles Voisin, to instruct her in how to fly.
- 1909: On 22 October 1909, de Laroche went to the Voisin brothers’ base of operations at Chalons, 90 miles (140 km) east of Paris.
- 1910: On 8 March 1910, de Laroche became the first woman in the world to receive a pilot licence when the Aero-Club of France issued her licence #36 of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautics Federation or F.A.I.).
- 1910: In July 1910, de Laroche was participating in the week-long airshow at Reims in France.
- 1912: On 26 September 1912, she and Charles Voisin were involved in a car crash.
- 1913: On 25 November 1913 de Laroche won the Aero-Club of France’s Femina Cup for a non-stop long-distance flight of over 4 hours duration.
Start date: Mar 03, 1917
End date: Nov 07, 1917
Start date: Nov 01, 1955
End date: Apr 30, 1975