Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, best-known for the books Treasure Island, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
Li’l Abner is a comic strip that was distributed by United Feature Syndicate and appeared in many newspapers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It featured a clan of hillbillies in the town of Dogpatch. It was the creation of Al Capp (below) and ran for 43 years, from Monday August 13, 1934 through Sunday November 13, 1977. The strip was so popular during its run that Al Capp was featured on the covers of both Time and Life magazines.
Mariner 9 was a NASA space orbiter that was used in the exploration of the planet Mars. It was launched toward Mars on May 30, 1971 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and reached the planet on November 13 of the same year, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, narrowly beating Soviet Mars 2 and Mars 3, which arrived at their destination within a month. The orbiter began sending back pictures of the surface of Mars after months of dust storms. Below are some photos taken as Mariner 9 approached the planet. It returned 7,329 pictures of the planet’s surface before contact was lost on October 27, 1972.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimoweh" and originally as "Mbube", became a number one hit by The Tokens on December 18, 1961. It went on to earn at least 15 million dollars in royalties from covers and film licensing.
The Tokens today are from left: Jay Traynor, Jay Siegel and Bill Reid.