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nwkarchivist: 30 Years Ago Sally Ride Blasts Into Space History From a systems-engineering standpoint, it is easy to identify the point where Sally K. Ride began to leave the rest of the world behind. A flow chart of her life would show the crucial decision coming one day in 1977, when — as a 25-year-old astrophysicist winding up her doctoral work at Stanford University — she spotted an announcement in the campus newspaper about openings in the astronaut program, a career she had never…

Jan. 11, 1935: Amelia Earhart Becomes the First Person to Fly from Hawaii to U.S. Mainland On this day in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Two years later, Earhart would begin her ill-fated around-the-world flight, disappearing over the Pacific after completing nearly 22, 000 miles of the voyage.


Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies at 61

Dr. Ride, a physicist who was accepted into the space program in 1978 after she answered a newspaper ad for astronauts, flew on the shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, and on a second mission in 1984. At 32, she was also the youngest American in space.

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3,000 men who helped build the Chase Manhattan Bank stand in the window spaces of the building, 1964.

On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to be sworn in as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.

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