April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

On April 9, 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton.

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December 28, 1895 – Lumière brothers unveil their Cinématographe

December 28, 1895 – Lumière brothers unveil their Cinématographe

French film pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière publicly unveil their Cinématographe in Paris. One of their films, which showed the head-on arrival of a train, caused many patrons to flee in horror.

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