The Traveler… a giant step for woman-kind…

June 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Today I traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, via The Springfield Union, June 17, 1963. There I found the Soviet Union had launched the first woman into space. 26 year-old Valentina Tereshkova, a former factory worker, became the first female space pilot when they launched into orbit the day prior. Although she would not physically walk on the moon or even spacewalk, this truly was a giant step for women.

~The Traveler

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March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Many newspapers which are located (geographically) close to where an historic event happened tend to have the largest headlines. The “WAR ! ” issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporting the bombing of Pearl Harbor is a good example.

When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned home, all newspapers reported the event. But where would you expect the biggest headline on Neil Armstrong’s return? His hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio.

The photo shows the huge headline of the “Wapakoneta Daily News” when their favorite son returned home. It is certainly one of the largest headlines of the post-World War II era.