1972 U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian Space Station

On June 29, 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. At the time, Daniel Goldin, chief of the National Aeronautics and SpaceContinue reading “1972 U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian Space Station”

Treaty of Versailles

The treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. The peace treaty to formally end the war between Germany and the Allies was signed in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles on the outskirts of Paris in 1919. Treaty negotiations were dominated by the ‘big four’ French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, Italian PrimeContinue reading “Treaty of Versailles”

President Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

June 27, 1950 On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations resolution calling for an end to hostilities,Continue reading “President Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea”

U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell

History Fact by On June 24, 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier. Public interest in Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, began to flourish in the 1940s, when developments in space travel and the dawn of the atomicContinue reading “U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell”

First Birth Control Pill Available For Purchase

Carl Djerassi Profession: Chemist Nationality:  Biography: Carl Djerassi was a scientist, chemist and author, born in Austria, setting in the US in 1939, to escape Nazi persecution in Europe. Djerassi is most famous for creating the first synthesis of an oral contraceptive pill in 1951, while working for Syntex. A discovery that was to have widespread socialContinue reading “First Birth Control Pill Available For Purchase”


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