"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
“Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.”
After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967.
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A canine high-altitude partial pressure suit for use in sub-orbital biological research flights, i.e a dog spacesuit!
Orbital and sub-orbital tests with animals started in the 1950s and continued right up to 25th March 1961, when the successful return of the life-size mannequin “Ivan Ivanovich” and his canine crewmate Zvezdochka gave Yuri Gagarin the green light for the first manned spaceflight on 14th April 1961.
In the first series of tests, the dogs were launched in pressurised cabins up to an altitude of 100km, with the cabin and dog then gently parachuted to the ground. The second series of launches required full or partial pressure suits, such as the one pictured above, which is on display at the National Space Centre.
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Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva led a life of unwanted publicity almost from birth. Her father, Josef Stalin, wielded unquestioned authority within the Soviet Union. Alliluyeva was used by the Soviet propaganda machine as a Communist darling, the Russian equivalent of Shirley Temple. Here, she confronts the New York press on April 26, 1967, after her defection from the Soviet Union. Read more and listen to a clip in the WNYC Archives.
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These are a few of the 25 amazing monuments in Yugoslavia, commissioned by former President Josip Broz Tito to commemorate World War II battle sites.. still can’t believe these were done back in the 1960s and 70s!
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Seen here, performing at ‘Larry Potter’s Supper Club’ in Los Angeles..
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