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FIRST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE IN 1965

Outside the Gemini IV spacecraft, astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space.

 

On June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in
space when he ventured outside the Gemini capsule into the
vacuum of the cosmos. He was among NASA’s Astronaut Group
2, an elite group of nine astronauts selected for the Gemini
program.  (Space)

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

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands
near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic 
solo flight by a woman.

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Amelia Mary Earhart 
(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)
(
declared dead January 5, 1939)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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GAS RATHINING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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On May 15, 1942, gasoline rationing began in 17 Eastern states
as an attempt to help the American war effort during
World War
II
. By the end of the year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had ensured     
that mandatory gasoline rationing was in effect in all 48 states.      

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BIG CELEBRATION ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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On May 8, 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrated Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners,
rejoicing in the defeat of the
Nazi war machine during World War II.

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