Archive for July 23rd, 2012

FIRST FEMALE IN SPACE HAS DIED AT 61

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Astronaut Sally Ride

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           Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

DEVELOPING:(FOX) – Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut, has
died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She joined NASA
in 1978, and in 1983 became the first woman, and then-youngest at 32,
to enter space. In 1987 she left NASA to work at Stanford University’s
Center for International Security and Arms Control.

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ICE CREAM CONE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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Ice cream cones became popular in America in the first decade of the 20th
century. On December 13, 1903, Italo Marchiony of New York received a U.S.
patent for a mold for making pastry cups to hold ice cream; he claimed that
he had been selling ice cream in edible pastry holders since 1896. However,
his patent was not for a cone and he lost the lawsuits that he later filed
against cone manufacturers for patent infringement.

In St. Louis, Missouri during the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair, the owner of
Banner Creamery, George Bang, was selling ice cream when he allegedly  
ran out of bowls and was given rolled-up waffles to serve it in instead.

According to some historians,the earliest cones were rolled by hand, from hot
thin wafers, but in 1912, Frederick Bruckman, an inventor from Portland,
Oregon
, patented a machine for rolling ice cream cones. He sold his company
to Nabisco in 1928, which is still producing ice cream cones to this day. The 
Independent ice-cream company’s such as Ben & Jerry’s make their own
cones.

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SATELLITE SIGNAL RECEIVED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The Communications Satellite Telstar was launched by NASA atop a 
Delta rocket on July 10, 1962 from Cape Canaveral. It successfully
relayed the first publicly available live transatlantic television signal
from space on July 23, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. That first public broadcast
featured CBS’s Walter Cronkite, NBC’s Chet Huntley in New York,
and the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby in Brussels. The first pictures were
the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  

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THE ‘’BIG D’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993)

Drysdale was a Major League Baseball player and Hall of Fame
right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was one
of the dominant starting pitchers of the 1960s who pitched 6
shouts in a row. He became a radio and television broadcaster
following his playing career.

 

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