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U-2 Tested - History

U-2 Tested - History

Lockheed presented the C.I.A. with a proposal for a high altitude spy craft. The C.I.A. accepted the proposal and, in eight months, Lockheed produced the & 34;U-2.& 34; In its first flight, the lightly-loaded U-2 refused to land. Test pilot Tony LeVier made five attempts before succeeding. A U-2 was downed over the Soviet Union in 1960, and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was captured.

Rexford Tugwell

Rexford Tugwell

Biography of Rexford Tugwell

Buoyant AM-153 - History

Buoyant AM-153 - History

BuoyantBuoyant means having or manifesting the quality of being able to float.(AM-153: dp. 630; 1. 184& 39;6& 34;; b. 33& 39;; dr. 9& 39;9& 34;; s. 14.8 k.;cpl. 104; a. 1 3& 34;;cl. Admirable)On 21 February 1942 Buoyant (AMc-130) was reclassifled AM-153. She was launebed 24 November 1942 by Willamette Iron and Steel Corp.

History of Roman - History

History of Roman - History

Roman(Ship: t. 350; 1. 112& 39;; b. 26& 39;3& 34;; dph. 13& 39;1& 34;; dr. 18& 39;; cpl. 19 a. 1 32-pdr.)Roman, a whaler built at New Bedford, Mass., in 1835, was purchased by the Navy there between 18 and 22 May 1861. The ship was assigned to the North Atlantie Blockading Squadron and served as a eoal and ordnance storeship at Hampton Roads and Norfolk during the Civil War.

Did Thomas Paine really give up book royalties?

Did Thomas Paine really give up book royalties?

I heard on a podcast the claim that Thomas Paine apparently gave up on his book rights so that his writings would circulate more widely. However, I tried to find sources for this claim but was unab…

Hermann Göring biography

Hermann Göring biography

Hermann Göring was born on January 12, 1893 in Rosenheim (Germany) to an aristocratic family. He did not stand out especially in his early studies, but it was at the Military Academy where he really showed that he had a future.With the advent of World War I, he was posted to the front, as a member of the German Air Force.