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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Gemini 7 on the launch pad.

Gemini 7 was a manned spaceflight in NASA‘s Gemini program. It was the
fourth manned Gemini flight, the twelfth manned American flight and the
twentieth manned spaceflight including Soviet flights and X-15 flights above
the Kármán line. The crew of Frank F. Borman, II and James A. Lovell, Jr
spent nearly 14 days in space, making a total of 206 orbits. Their spacecraft
was the passive target for the first manned space rendezvous performed by
the crew of Gemini 6A.

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From left: James A. Lovell, Jr. and Frank F. Borman, ll

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TODAY IS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY!

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National Cookie Day is observed annually on December 4th. The
English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie”
meaning little cake.

The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century,
soon after the use of sugar became common in the region.  They were
then spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. Cookies
were common in all levels of society throughout Europe by the 14th
century, from the royal cuisine to the street vendors

Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century.  Macaroons and
gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American
cookies.

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