President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 53 years ago today on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He is pictured here in 1957 when he was the Senator of Massachusetts. (Hank Walker—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #JFK #LIFElegends

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53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

So on April 12, Gagarin, who turned into an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).

I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.

My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!


53 years ago today, Judy Garland made history at Carnegie Hall.

The April 23, 1961 concert has been called “the greatest night in show business history”.

The double album recorded that night remains one of the most successful albums in history, spending 73 weeks on the Billboard Chart (13 weeks at #1) and it’s never been out of print.

“Judy at Carnegie Hall” won 4 Grammy Awards, and was the first live album, and the first album by a female performer to win the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Here’s a bombing in history people aren’t told to keep in mind. 53 years from today, Ku Klux Klan members bombed 16th Street Baptist Church. It was the church Martin Luther King, Jr. and the children protesters attended. The bombing killed 4 girls. Rest in power to the 4 girls.

Happy Public Defense Day!

Did you know the first woman lawyer in California also pioneered the idea of the Public Defender as a necessary protector of rights of those accused of crimes but unable to afford legal representation?

Seventy years after Clara Foltz spoke to the Chicago World’s Fair about this revolutionary concept, the Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that adequate legal representation was a “fundamental and necessary” right for all defendants, including those too poor to pay. Today, 53 years after Gideon, there remains grave systemic failure in providing competent counsel to those who need it most: the poor and disproportionately people of color.

Read RBG’s review of Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz and help celebrate Foltz’s legacy by promoting the first official #PublicDefenseDay and the work of the National Association for Public Defense!

Today 53 years ago President Kennedy was shoot. Killed by a man, no one ever knows. Was it Oswald? Or was it a group? No one knows.
I’ve watched plenty of documentations about JFK. And each one made me thinking. He was a good president, at least I think so. I know some really bad thinks happened during his time as president. The Bay of pigs, Cuba crisis and some other things. But he never gave up, he stand for the things he believed in. And that’s something good, in my opinion.
Today, 53 years ago, in Dallas his wife had to see something, no one should see. She saw the assassination of her husband.
I’ll never forget Jack and Jackie.

So rest in peace Mr. President
JFK 1917-1963

Oh & that picture at the top of this post, that’s by far my favourite picture of them!


53 years ago today… happy birthday Doctor Who! Here’s to the beginning. 

Ms. Sasha the Galaxie is 53 years old today! I’m too under the weather to go do celebratory burnouts or anything, but maybe next year.
#Ford #Galaxie #Galaxie500 #boxtop #1963 #vintagemetal #oldschool #hotrod #ratrod #needswork #alotofwork #helpmefixthebrakes #illdoburnouts #promise

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