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Add Your Piece of History… 30th June

30 Jun
  • On this day in 1953.  The first all fibreglass bodied American sports car, the Corvette was produced on this day.
  • On this day in 1936.  Margaret Mitchell’s book, “Gone with the Wind,” was published in New York City.  In 1939 Gone With The Wind” was made into the Oscar Winning Film.
  • On this day in 1971.  A Russian space mission ends in tragedy when 3 cosmonauts are found dead in their space capsule, despite a perfect landing.  The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth. The 3 cosmonauts who had spent 23 days orbiting the earth began re-entry procedures and when they fired the explosive bolts to separate the Soyuz 11 , a critical valve was jerked open and the capsule was suddenly exposed to the nearly pressure less environment of space seconds later, the cosmonauts were dead.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

English: 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Soviet postal stamp commemorating the crew of ...

Soviet postal stamp commemorating the crew of Soyuz 11 spaceship that died in a spaceflight accident. The line says: “The deed of the heroes will live forever. Dobrovolsky, Volkov, Patsayev. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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