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Good Information in Historical past, June 16

12 years/61 years in the past as we speak, two women grew to become the primary ladies to enter house for his or her respective nations. 60 years in the past it was the primary feminine Russian, Valentina Tereshkova, who was additionally the primary lady ever to fly into house, whereas 11 years in the past it was the primary feminine Chinese language astronaut aka a “taikonaut” Liu Yang. READ extra about their respective flights… (1963/2012)

Liu Yang Girls in House: The Subsequent 50 Years – CC 4.0. and Valentina Tereshkova – RIA Novosti archive, picture #612748 / Alexander Mokletsov / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The 2 are very a lot polar opposites. Tereshkova was a former textile employee who had not expressed any explicit need to enter house earlier than she was recruited into this system. In the meantime from college, Liu positioned herself on a path to being an astronaut and succeeded forward of all others.

Tereshkova entered orbit across the Earth within the tiny Vostok 6 capsule for 3 days, finishing 48 complete rotations, and stays the one lady to ever fly into house solo, all factors in stark distinction to Liu, who entered house together with 2 male colleagues aboard the much more refined Shenzhou 9, earlier than spending 195 days in house aboard the Tiangong-1 house station.

She lives very a lot out of the limelight, with particulars about her husband, little one, and private life remaining unclear. Tereshkova however is a member of Russia’s State Duma—the parliament, and stays entrenched in public life, voting for controversial points, and assembly the heads of state of different nations. At President Putin’s residence in 2007, she expressed her need to fly to Mars, even when it have been a one-way journey.

MORE Good Information on this Day:

  • Abraham Lincoln delivered his Home Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois (1858)
  • The College Checks Act allowed college students to enter the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge with out non secular assessments (1871)
  • The celebration of Bloomsday, in honor of Leopold Bloom—the hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses—was established (1904)
  • IBM was based because the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Firm, in Endicott, New York (1911)
  • Bob Dylan recorded Like A Rolling Stone with session musicians Mike Bloomfield and rookie Al Kooper, whose improvised riffs on the organ grew to become one in all rock’s most recognizable sounds—and Rolling Stone journal ranked it the best tune in rock historical past, revolutionary on the time for being six minutes lengthy (1965)
  • In a 3-0 ruling, the ninth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals mentioned {that a} federal music piracy legislation doesn’t prohibit a palm-sized machine from downloading high-quality digital music recordsdata from the web for private use (1999)

67 years in the past as we speak, Claude Nobs first efficiently placed on his Montreux Jazz Pageant. On the shores of Lake Geneva, it was primarily a jazz pageant, with names like Charles Lloyd, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Climate Report, The Fourth Method, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. By 1990, what had turn out to be the second-largest jazz pageant on the planet had expanded to a number of different genres together with all method of rock, hip-hop, and in style music.

Montreux Jazz Pageant – cc 3.0.

As we speak, a quarter-million individuals come to the pageant which options 11 phases, and 55 bars, internet hosting musical performances for 16 days. From the very starting, the Pageant’s founder Claude Nobs has recorded all its concert events utilizing the newest applied sciences. Below the steerage of the Claude Nobs Basis, this distinctive assortment of audiovisual archives has been acknowledged by UNESCO’s Reminiscence of the World Register.

Over 100 main artists have launched reside albums from Montreux performances; everybody from Alanis Morrissette, to Sure, to King Sunny Ade. (1967)

44 years in the past as we speak, The Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd premiered in Chicago, the place they shot the movie. The comedy duo portrays Jake and Elwood Blues, brothers and paroled convicts who’ve set out on “a mission from God” to avoid wasting from foreclosures the Catholic orphanage during which they have been raised.

To take action, they have to reunite their R&B band and set up a efficiency to earn $5,000 wanted to pay the orphanage’s property tax invoice. Alongside the best way, they’re focused by a homicidal “thriller lady”, Neo-Nazis, and a rustic and western band—all whereas being relentlessly pursued by the police.

Directed by John Landis, it additionally stars Aretha Franklin as a restaurant proprietor and Ray Charles because the proprietor of a music store. It options loads of nice music, with performances by James Brown, Cab Calloway (Minnie the Moocher), Aretha (Suppose), Ray (Shake a Tail Feather), and John Lee Hooker, and the soundtrack LP gross sales went platinum.

Developed from the recurring sketch on Saturday Evening Stay, the film’s screenplay was co-written by Aykroyd and Landis. The songs and script, along with the damaging automobile chases, made the rollicking flick an immediate cult basic. WATCH the superior trailer with all of your favourite scenes… (1980)


And on this present day in 1967, the 3-day Monterey Pop Pageant started, kicking off ‘The Summer season of Love’ and securing California as the point of interest of the counterculture motion.

It was the first main US look by The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and have become the inspiration for future music festivals, like Woodstock two years later. All of the proceeds went to charity as all of the artists agreed to carry out free of charge, together with The Byrds, Grateful Useless, Steve Miller Band, Canned Warmth, Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Ravi Shankar, Simon & Garfunkel, and Otis Redding. The complete pageant was recorded by D.A. Pennebaker for a documentary and document set, which impressed tens of hundreds of American youth to maneuver to the West Coast.

And, on this present day in 1998, the founding father of Hyundai—a self-made billionaire who left North Korea in 1933 on the age of 18 to hunt his fortune—returned to his famine-ravaged homeland driving 500 fattened cattle in 50 open vans.korean leaders, 1997 - illustration by Geri

The providing to assist feed his individuals made him the primary civilian to cross the demilitarized zone with out a authorities escort. One other 500 cattle have been anticipated in later weeks together with a donation of fifty,000 tons of corn. Chung was raised the son of a poor farmer in what’s now North Korea. His extraordinary homecoming and donation have been estimated to be price over $10 million. (READ Extra of the story from the unique 1998 publish in Good Information Community)

Additionally, on this present day in 1978, Grease hit massive screens with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John dancing and singing their approach into American tradition. A love story between Danny and Sandy set in the course of the Nineteen Fifties, the movie grew to become a fan favourite on the field workplace and fourth highest-grossing live-action musical of all time. Three songs from the soundtrack grew to become prime 5 hits on the Billboard chart.

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