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FIRST AMERICAN WALKS IN SPACE ~ 1965

WHITE, EDWARD HIGGINS II | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas ...

On June 3, 1965, 120 miles above the Earth, Major Edward H. White II opens
the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first
American astronaut to walk in space.

Edward Higgins White – Wikipedia
Edward Higgins "Ed" White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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Apollo 1 Fire

Apollo 1 Fire

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THE ‘’BABE’’ RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives
Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives a standing ovation as
he comes out of the Cleveland Indians’ dugout to take a bow at
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 13, 1948.

      On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
      baseball, ended his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10
      World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-
      life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of
      the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

      George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in
      Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for
      Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to
      play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by
      the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth’s
      fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner
      Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck.

      Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat”
      and “The Bambino.”

      Home run king Babe Ruth, wearing his famed

      Ailing and Emotional Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee ...
      George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
      (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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      HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1859

      Big Ben Rings Out For the First Time - HISTORY    
         


      The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-
      high Elizabeth Tower, rang out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on May 31, 1859.

      After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster—the headquarters
      of the British Parliament—in October 1834, a standout feature of the design
      for the new palace was a large clock atop a tower. The royal astronomer, Sir
      George Airy, wanted the clock to have pinpoint accuracy, including twice-a-
      day checks with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. While many clockmakers dismissed this goal as impossible, Airy counted on the help of Edmund
      Beckett Denison, a formidable barrister known for his expertise in horology,
      or the science of measuring time.

      George Biddell Airy - Wikipedia
      Sir George Biddell Airy
      (July 27, 1801 – January 2, 1892)

          

        London's Big Ben Will Fall Silent for Four Years - Condé Nast Traveler

      The World's Best Known Clock
      Sir Edmund Beckett Denison
      (1787 – 1874)

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      HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1953

      May 29, 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the ...

      At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing
      Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit
      of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point
      on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on
      the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their
      achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of
      Queen Elizabeth
      II’s coronation
      , and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s
      future.

      29th May 1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Mount ...

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      COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1952

      LIFE Magazine May 26

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