inktober52: satellite

“I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated.” — Christa McAuliffe On July 19, 1985, then Vice President George H. W. Bush announced that 36 year-old Christa McAuliffe had been selected for NASA’s “Teacher in …

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inktober52: shoes

In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed Earl Butz to his cabinet as Secretary of Agriculture. Earl was a vocal supporter of farmers and was instrumental in changing agricultural policy implemented by Franklin Roosevelt‘s “New Deal.” His first order of business was to abolish the program that paid farmers not to plant crops. His motto to …

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inktober52: rocket

In 1951, Ike Turner (yes, that Ike Turner) released a single titled “Rocket ’88′” under the name “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats.” (Jackie was the band’s saxophone player.) The song, an ode to the popular Oldsmobile sedan that had been introduced just the year before, was two minutes and 48 seconds of infectious, piano-driven …

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