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Rongo-Rongo Tablets
Rongo-Rongo Tablets
In 1868 the Bishop of Tahiti received a gift from recent Catholic converts on Easter Island -- a small wooden board covered in what appeared to be hieroglyphic writing.
Intrepid Wins the America's Cup
Intrepid Wins the America's Cup
For the 20th time since the America won a silver cup by defeating England's best yachts in 1851, U.S. sailors successfully defended the America's Cup. The Cup races were held off Newport, Rhode Island, beginning on September 12, 1967.
Biosatellite 2
Biosatellite 2
Launched on September 7, 1967, Biosatellite 2 was loaded with insects, frog eggs, microorganisms, plants, and other living organisms.
Vladimir M. Komarov
Vladimir M. Komarov
became the first man to die during a spaceflight when, on April 24, 1967, the chutes designed to slow his Soyuz spacecraft during re-entry failed.
Fire Kills Three Apollo Astronauts
Fire Kills Three Apollo Astronauts
At about 1:00 p.m. on January 27, 1967, three astronauts and a multitude of ground personnel began a launch pad test of the Apollo/Saturn space vehicle being prepared for the first piloted flight. At 6:31.06 p.m. a cry of "fire in the cockpit" was heard, and all communication with the astronauts ended fifteen seconds later.
The Mite
The "Mite"
was a miniaturized 12-pound page teleprinter, the smallest and lightest printing telegraph machine in history, that was tested for use by Western Union in 1957.

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