On March 31, 1889 the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. It opened a little over a month later on May 6th. The tower is named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.
It took three swings before astronaut Alan B. Shepard finally hit the golf ball on February 6, 1971. What was amazing is when the swing was made he was suited in his space gear standing on the moon as part of Apollo 14. Shepard after a solid hit with a second ball stated that it […]
President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s was well on scheduled until January 27, 1967. 50 years ago the Moon project was put on hold. A fire in the command module sitting atop a Saturn IB rocket, just weeks before the first manned Apollo mission was set to blast-off, killed three astronauts.
For those who don’t know the rhyme we spring ahead an hour in the spring and fall backward one hour, in the fall. Some people mistakenly call it Daylight Savings Time, but it is Daylight Saving Time. There is not ‘S’. In 2007 with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that President George Bush signed […]
Yesterday I wrote about the fiery death of the first three NASA Astronauts to die in the United State’s quest for Space. I didn’t realize then how close together the three major Space Accidents actually occurred. The first happened on January 27, 1967 when afire in the command module sitting atop a Saturn IB rocket, […]
On its third attempt Gemini Mission 6A, with Command Pilot Walter M. (Wally) Schirra and Pilot Thomas (Tom) P. Stafford launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 15, 1965. On its fourth orbit Gemini 6A meet Gemini 7, with Command Pilot Frank F. Borman II and Pilot James A. Lowell Jr., which was already in […]
1933 had a very active summer for hurricanes. By mid-August there had already been 7 recorded storms with one of them turning into a hurricane. Beginning on August 17th a storm was detected northeast of the Leeward Islands. When the center of the storm made landfall of the United States over Norfolk, Virginia as a […]
After The United States under President Thomas Jefferson completed what is known as the Louisiana Purchase, the government found it necessary to explore the region. The most commonly known expedition to explore the vast ‘purchase’ is the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It wasn’t the only one. Perhaps just as important was the Pike’s expedition, which […]
A little over a year ago I decided to purchase a Digital SLR to take photojournalist pictures for my Tourism related sites for the Delmarva Peninsula. (ShoreToBeFun.com. Even though I did some photography when I was younger, this was the first time in over 20 years that I decided to return to it. Over the […]
Great news was announced on December 11, 2012. The rock band lead by the sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart, has been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All I have to say is, It’s about time! www.rollingstone.com/music/news/heart-on-their-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induction-we-werent-sure-it-was-real-20121211 Sky-watchers Get Set for Cosmic Fireworks Show – Strong Geminid meteor shower predicted this […]