RT @aisoffice: OTD in 1965 the unmanned Gemini 2 was launched on a sub-orbital trajectory to test the integrity of the spacecraft's heatshi…Emily Carney @emilyc1978 • 19 Jan 10:42 GMT
OTD in 1965 the unmanned Gemini 2 was launched on a sub-orbital trajectory to test the integrity of the spacecraft's heatshield. On 3 November 1966, the same spacecraft completed a similar development test as Gemini B for MOL which transpired to be the only flight in that program https://t.co/5L1oLEL48kAstro Info Service @aisoffice • 19 Jan 10:24 GMT
#OTD in 1995 An experimental X-31 was making a routine test flight when disaster struck. #NASA produced a unique documentary insight into this accident and its lessons.
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Patricia Highsmith, born #OTD 1921: "To all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envys, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly & real, the army of memories, with which I do battle — may they never give me peace." [My New Year's Toast, journal entry, 1947.] https://t.co/orzj0DWDWqJane Hoodless @JaneHoodless • 19 Jan 09:35 GMT
Reared by his foster father to be a Virginia gentleman & businessman, Edgar Allan Poe–born #OTD 1809–dreamt of emulating his childhood hero, Lord Byron. Early poetic verses scrawled on the back of ledger sheets show how little interest Edgar had in the tobacco business. https://t.co/SWNpz5XtClJane Hoodless @JaneHoodless • 19 Jan 09:26 GMT
105 years ago, #OTD 1915, #Britain suffered its first casualties from an air attack during #WW1 when two German zeppelins dropped bombs on Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn https://t.co/0Zxq4goe1d https://t.co/gi60tv6T3ZThe History Press @TheHistoryPress • 19 Jan 09:16 GMT
Valentin Berlinsky b. #OTD in 1925 was #cellist in the Borodin Quartet for 64 yrs. Why didn't he follow 1st violin Dubinsky to the West? Find out in his memoirs.
“On so many levels, this is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read....” @DanielGJaffe BBC Music Magazine https://t.co/TUKsvNYgk3