On Sept 5, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe was launched into space to fly by Jupiter, Saturn and Saturn’s moon Titan. It did so successfully and in 2012, it left our solar system and entered interstellar space. It is still sending data and will do until approximately 2025, when it will only be a piece of glorified space …
Actress and Inventor
Hailed as “the first movie star,” Florence Lawrence shot to fame quickly after a publicity stunt involving a streetcar accident. Appropriately, in 1914 the actress also invented the turn signal as an “auto signalling arm” that she never bothered to patent.
Tasman of Tasmania
Born in 1603, Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch explorer for the Dutch East India Company. While searching for profitable sea routes, Tasman discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga, and the Fiji Islands.
The Tarim Mummies
Located along the silk road, in the northwestern corner of the China, the Tarim Valley is the site of over 200 mummies discovered in the 1930’s. Upon their discovery, archaeologists were surprised to find mummies with the high cheekbones, long noses, and even red hair of the Europeans.
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