In the 1930s, some communist officials in the Soviet Union decided they needed heroes for their propaganda. Heroes that would show their people the value of hard work. Alexey Stakhanov (1906-1977) was the perfect man for the job.
In 1941, when World War 2 reached the Balkan’s the Yugoslavs were fighting fiercely against the Axis powers. Stevan Filipović was 26 years old, when he commanded a Partisans’ Tamnavsko-Kolubarski unit. He was captured and would be remembered until today for what happened next.
It’s the summer of 1945. The Second World War has been won in Europe but now the Allies were still battling against the uncompromising Empire of Japan. During the Potsdam Conference, the Allied Forces officially requested an unconditional surrender. The Allies clearly stated that if Japan did not surrender it would face “prompt and utter destruction”.
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 …