This Day In Rocket History . . . Skylab launched in 1973 / Tacos, Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Black-Bottom Cupcakes . . . all are appropriate in honoring this achievement / Oddo Print Shop Until 2:00 Today


After six years in orbit, Skylab reentered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated in 1979, with debris striking portions of Western Australia. Wreckage landed southeast of Perth, Western Australia, and was found between Esperance and Rawlinna. The Shire of Esperance fined the United States $400 for littering. The fine was paid in April 2009.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

This day is actually quite an impressive one in history . . .
1643 Louis XIV became King of France at age 4
1787 Delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up the U.S. Constitution
1804 The Lewis and Clark expedition embarked to explore the Louisiana Territory
1904 The first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in St. Louis
1998 The TV series “Seinfeld” aired its final episode
1944 Birthday of George Lucas, Director, producer (“Star Wars”)
1952 Birthday of David Byrne, singer (Talking Heads)
1984 Birthday of Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook

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